Re: NANFA-- Collecting ethics

Todd Crail (
Mon, 12 Jan 2004 00:40:10 -0500

Which Lance, is precisely the reason you should just throw your hands up in
the air and scream "No one else cares. Neither do I!" and go straight to
the local mall for a spending spree unequalled by anything any teen movie
could ever portray. And be sure to ask for it all in "plastic"!

- Or -

You can see this is as an opportunity to stand strong in what you feel is
_right_ and possibly be there at the right time to meet some other lonely
kindred soul (who may or may not fall within the _limited_ scope of 450
people). That... and avoid the pains of stagnating in a manufactured "only
$19.99" material world like the formentioned masses will, and actually move
ahead through your life. Just a couple of small things... ;)

Leaders never bother to count those against them... They only count what
they themselves stand for.

Take pride in what you see as beautiful, despite what you see as ugly... And
find solace that there are many people 'round these parts who've navigated
those waters and came out okay with it all. There's 450 people on this list
who think native fish are the real deal :)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Lance Merry" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 11:47 PM
Subject: Re: NANFA-- Collecting ethics

> I've got a more negative view over all of this. I'm thinking that the
species low in numbers and suffering from mans' presence is going to bite
the dust anyway. I relize that the government tries to help endangered
species species back to existesnce but when the overall public could give a
rats ass about a darter or sunny what is the government to do? Species will
keep going extict if no one care...the government can do all it wants but as
long as no one really cares how much good is it? For example; I'm out with
freinds, we get something to eat, and what happens to the trash? it goes out
the window and over the bridge. What am I to do? "hey stop that" pfft yeah
ok. My neighbor gets a plot of farmland gets a plot a farmland and he cuts
all the trees down up to the creek for what? "one more row" he says. No one
cares because what is this creek with an abundance of life in it? "A ditch
that drains water" This fad of nice houses, malls, large SUV's, and money
are killing everyth
> ing in
> site. I mean, in my high school of 450, I am the only student that fishes
and has aquariums. Back to my point that no one cares, and I really don't
think we can do anything about it untill people can SEE what they are doing
and then it's too late...there's the problem, people think if they can't see
it, it's not there. I had a lady that works at the state park tell me last
year that "They need to take the log jams out of the river, they look bad."
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