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Friday, May 05, 2006


Destroying the planet because we can't afford not to

The U.S. is planning to sell 309,000 acres of National Forest land. Why? Mark Rey, an under secretary of agriculture, explains that "the sale was designed to help raise $500 million to $1 billion to pay for rural schools in heavily forested counties like theirs...Unless the forest service found other sources of revenue, rural schools mostly in the Pacific Northwest could lose programs in sports, the arts and other activities."

$71 billion more for war? No problem. $1 billion to save the planet? Geez, whaddya' think we are, made of money?

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