Monday, February 8, 2010

Another Deer Mountain





Once again Deer Mountain is threatened by logging.
It never stops.  It's completely immoral in my opinion, just as drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is immoral.  Greedy Alaskans, so addicted to their welfare checks that they want to destroy this beautiful state.  It makes me furious.

5 comments:

  1. I'm with you on the cutting down of trees, Charlotte. When I lived in Washington (state) is broke my heart to see it. The one good thing there, however, is that each time a forest was cleared for use in making paper (Weyerhauser), they at least replanted and reforested behind them. And the welfare check comments? My husband and I bust our butts to make ends meet and I see so many people come into Walmart (where I cashier) spending a fortune. They use state money for food then spend $200 out of pocket for whatever they fancy. And it is repeat customers so I find myself wondering how they do it. Where do they get all this money? My kids do not make enough money to live on yet they do not qualify for aid. Some people just know how to cheat the system and it is frustrating.

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  2. Oh! I forgot to say I love the painting! the greens are quite glorious (being a lover of all things green).

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  3. The Welfare Checks I'm referring to are the Permanent Fund Dividend Checks that EVERY Alaskan receives no matter what. We get them from the money that comes from the oil that is found in Alaska. So most Alaskan's want more and more oil to be found, they are so greedy it is unbelievable. And then they complain when people who actually NEED welfare checks receive them. It doesn't make sense. Don't they understand that we as human beings, also need wild space? there I'm through with my rant. love your comments <3<3

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  4. Oh, and nobody ever replants anything up here :C, they just leave it looking like it has been bombed, killing the salmon streams and deer habitat.

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  5. Charlotte - you have painted another evocative scene of Alaska - I am really impressed with this one! Gorgeous atmospheric perspective.

    I didn't know about Alaskans getting this check from oil - why would I? But for some reason I am surprised a very recent ex-Governor allowed it - or maybe nothing could have been done about it anyway. I am getting to know a lot more about Alaska now via your blog.

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