Rethinking Conservation
Permission to Kill Birds: Granted
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  • Corlyss

    “As Mario Loyola argues elsewhere on the site, the whole system of how we approach conservation in this country might be ripe for a rethink.”
    Americans rarely get a peek into how relentlessly they are propagandized. The Rachel Carson – DDT thing was just the beginning. That cost something like a half million deaths from malaria in countries that really don’t interest the greens because they have so much to do fighting tyranny here in America and in Europe.

    • Andrew Allison

      I couldn’t agree more! Regarding the bird-kill issue: it just might be excusable if wind energy were cost-effective, but it isn’t. Alternative energy is immoral by any measure.

  • Corlyss

    “As Mario Loyola argues elsewhere on the site, the whole system of how we approach conservation in this country might be ripe for a rethink.”
    Americans rarely get a peek into how relentlessly they are propagandized. The Rachel Carson – DDT thing was just the beginning. That cost something like a half million deaths from malaria in countries that really don’t interest the greens because they have so much to do fighting tyranny here in America and in Europe.

    • Andrew Allison

      I couldn’t agree more! Regarding the bird-kill issue: it just might be excusable if wind energy were cost-effective, but it isn’t. Alternative energy is immoral by any measure.

  • Fat_Man

    “Cats kill five times more birds every year; glass buildings are deadlier to our avian friends than turbine blades.”

    Cats kill robins and sparrows. They do not seem to have dented the numbers of any of those types of birds. Turbines kill raptors. The little birds seldom get far enough off the ground to tangle with turbine blades.

    The real problem is of course that bird and bat kills are a cost of running turbines that greenies do not want to admit. The economics of those monstrosities are so poor that if they added the species cost to it. that we would stop the subsidies and tear down the urverdammt machines.

    • Corlyss

      I want to have the popcorn concession for the fight-to-the-death between the environmentalists devoted to boutique energy at all costs and the wildlife community devoted to preserving birds.

      • Nick Bidler

        I would like to place an opening bid of 20 dollars for good seats (though out of the splash zone).

  • Fat_Man

    “Cats kill five times more birds every year; glass buildings are deadlier to our avian friends than turbine blades.”

    Cats kill robins and sparrows. They do not seem to have dented the numbers of any of those types of birds. Turbines kill raptors. The little birds seldom get far enough off the ground to tangle with turbine blades.

    The real problem is of course that bird and bat kills are a cost of running turbines that greenies do not want to admit. The economics of those monstrosities are so poor that if they added the species cost to it, we would stop the subsidies and tear down the urverdammt machines.

    • Corlyss

      I want to have the popcorn concession for the fight-to-the-death between the environmentalists devoted to boutique energy at all costs and the wildlife community devoted to preserving birds.

      • Nick Bidler

        I would like to place an opening bid of 20 dollars for good seats (though out of the splash zone).

  • qet

    LIcensed to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations.

  • QET

    LIcensed to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations.

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