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Re: RC: Re: Tree-hugger

Ditto, Lif, except that I prefer a good Johannisburg Reisling!

Lif Strand wrote:
> But Howard, I'm not like most all of those points of definition you
> cite - yet I still consider myself a tree hugger.  Do all people who
> care about other things than people have to be so stereotypically the
> same?
> 1)  I don't have kids and I do prefer most critters to people.
> Critters generally have better manners, don't figure that life owes
> them everything, and often smell better than people.
> 2)  I do eat meat  (but eeewww, not sheep) & I like my beef rare,
> thank you very much
> 3)  Don't hunt but would if I needed to
> 4)  Don't eat soyburgers but do eat tofu sometimes and I like the
> stuff.  But then I like most all food.
> 5)  Of course I don't want to see trees killed by tie lines when it's
> so easy to avoid damaging the trees with other methods of keeping
> horses confined/restrained
> 6)  I do get upset when I see man made (read Forestry Dept.) forest
> fires, but that's because they do the burning here in the fall - which
> makes no sense to me.  If they want to burn out the brush for wildfire
> control purposes, why not wait till spring (like the plains tribes
> used to do) just before the green grass comes in.  Nooooo - they burn
> here in the fall so there's no forage at all for the game animals over
> winter.  Go figure.
> 7)  I love to hike & finds that cattle path ruts are way easier to
> walk over than cross country.  Hard to tell sometimes a cow print from
> a horse hoof print from an elk print, but they all use the same
> paths.  Never have come across a beer can tossed aside on any trail
> that didn't also have either human foot prints or ATV tracks.  Hmmm.
> Coincidence?  You be the judge.
> 8)  Got me with the beer.  I don't like American beers - too many
> additives that not only aren't good for you but - and get this - the
> stuff tastes like pisswater with a bad aftertaste.  Now Japanese
> beer....  Mexican beer..... that's another story.
> So I say it still - I'm a tree hugger.  I'd prefer more trees over
> more people.  And more spotted owls too.  Seems to me there's plenty
> enough people on this planet.  Maybe people who don't like tree
> huggers could kind of clue me in as to what I'm missing by thinking
> that a few less people might actually be an improvement.
> > I'd come up with two more, but these people bore me.  Stay away from
> > then
> > whenever possible.  The bottom line is they prefer that tree over
> > there to
> > your horse.  And they don't own one and think riders are rude.  Hard
> > core
> > "save the Owls" type.
> Some tree huggers own & love horses, don't think riders are rude, and
> don't see what the big deal is with the idea that progress shouldn't
> have to mean trashing the world. Heck, I like my computer, I like my
> car, I like the benefits of civilization, I just like the other
> options, too - you know, the open spaces, the forests, the wildlife,
> the clean water, the good smelling air.  Hmmm - I thought all
> endurance riders liked that stuff.  But wait!  I thought endurance
> riders are supposed to be against tree huggers.  Gee - I'm confused.
> It's not really all that simple, is it.  Lif
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I've learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer it
gets to the end, the faster it goes. Smell the roses!

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