Re: NANFA-- The Oregon water situtation

Bruce Stallsmith (
Thu, 26 Jul 2001 18:16:16 -0400


>At 11:12 AM 7/25/01 -0500, you wrote:
>>Here is some stuff from the other side, just thought maybe someone would
>>like to here both sides of the story.
>I visited that Klamath basin crisis page and saw stuff unrelated to the
>Klamath issue, and some of the same weird name-calling "eco-terrorist"
>lingo some folks and groups are so fond of throwing around. I guess their
>motive is to suggest that the issue is part of a bigger problem by
>associating unrelated issues. (latter part from Jay)

Jay, I think your broad take is accurate in that we all look at the world on
a multi-level "personal agenda" sphere. I went to the web site above too,
out of curiousity to see what these guys would perceive as the problem. It
was immediately apparent that there was a well-thought-out agenda (or world
view) being presented, with the Klamath Basin only a small fer-instance. And
it's very different from _my_ total agenda(!).

One part that struck me as funny, because of my experiences, was that a
section of the site attacks the W. Alton Jones Foundation as a radical
environmentalist group; in particular, a book co-authored by Dianne
Dumanoski was attacked as alleged eco-freako lies and agitation. I went to
Boston University with Dianne a long time ago, when she was a reporter for
BU's _Daily Free Press_. At the time Dianne was attacked by the militant
left on campus as being soft on the powers-that-be; now, to "property
rights" activists, she's part of the One World Government or whatever. To
quote Rob, "Ha!".

Your mileage may vary, as usual...

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

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