A friend who has traveled throughout the world said as she looked over the landscape: “That’s a wow!”
Indeed, it is.
According to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, an estimated 90 percent, or 31,000 square miles of the state, was covered with forests before William Penn and his fellow Quakers settled the state. By the American Revolution, lumber became one of the leading industries in Pennsylvania. Trees were used to furnish fuel to heat homes, wood for construction, furniture, and barrel making. Rifle stocks and shingles were made from Pennsylvania timber, as were a wide variety of household utensils and the first Conestoga wagons.
By the mid-19th century, up to 20 million board feet of timber floated from the area to the West Branch Susquehanna River and to sawmills near Williamsport, a few miles from my new home. At the time, Williamsport boasted the highest number of millionaires per capita in the country.
But the timber barons cut down too much lumber and did not replenish what they had harvested. On May 6, 1903, a local newspaper ran the headline “Wild Lands Aflame” and reported landslides throughout the gorge. The soil was depleted of nutrients, and it became known as the “Pennsylvania Desert.” Much of the wildlife died or left the area.
Fast forward to today. Left to its own devices, Mother Nature has replenished the forests, renewed the land, and wildlife has returned.
The area is part of a state forest, but nature, not humans, did the bulk of the work.
As I said, I’m not an expert. But could you examine if you had all of today’s climate doomsayers trying to intervene in reviving the forestland? I’d rather leave the work to Mother Nature and God!
It’s very rare that I unfollow someone on twitter but when John McCormick referred to the problems with Dominion voting systems as a “conspiracy theory” I had enough.
While there’s not a big demand for programmers nearing 60 who haven’t written a line of code in decades these days I still know the principles that programming is based on. In fact I’m old enough to remember being laughed at when I warned a friend that if they were connected to the net the net was connected to them and they were better off shutting their machine down than leaving on and connected unintended overnight.
Of course you don’t have to go back that far to remember the days when the MSM had issues with Dominion voting machines, just back to last year…:
Chinese parts, hidden ownership, growing scrutiny: Inside America’s biggest maker of voting machines
On Friday, Republican members on the State Government Committee slammed Dominion Voting Systems after Dominion company canceled a scheduled appearance to discuss voting irregularities.
The Pennsylvania House Republicans tweeted, “Transparency is key for our election security. Dominion Voting Software is asking us to give them only blind trust. We’re very disappointed in Dominion’s last minute cancelation in today’s hearing.”
“Why would a vender of public goods fear discussing their product sold to the public for the public good? If Dominion’s products were successful and operated as they were supposed to, why wouldn’t Dominion take the opportunity to publicly review its success?” Grove demanded. “How hard is it to say, ‘our ballot machines worked exactly as promised and they’re 100 percent accurate’?”
“After weeks of accusations, why has Dominion Voting Systems not released any analysis of the success of its voting machines to the public in order to stop their accusers in their tracks? If they have nothing to hide, why are they hiding from us?” he asked.
“Today I am saddened to report to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania and the 1.3 million voters who trusted Dominion Voting Systems with their ballots, that Dominion Voting Systems has hung you out to dry and slapped you in your faces.” the committee chair declared.
Because nothing says “conspiracy theory” like a vendor cutting and running before the hearing of a legislature that’s going to decide if they results they produced were valid.
Perhaps someone ought to tell the left’s enablers this, I’m sure we’ll try until of course twitter or facebook locks them out for it.
Unexpectedly of course
Update: the fellow in that tweet above took exception to what I was arguing so I gave him these links plus one from the BBC on how to spot vote fraud:
Every single one of those cases took place in this election but our exchange ended rather abruptly once guess why…
So of course I tweeted the link out again guess what happened?
I suspect my leftist friend will not mourn my lockout all that much.
Oh one note, every time I’m locked out and win my appeal the tweet still isn’t showing up in my timeline. They are keeping that link well hidden, just like Dominion but here is the link to the tweet that doesn’t work anymore
I don’ t know if I’m on the pace to set the world record for most times locked out of twitter then restored with an apology (as I refuse to delete my tweets) but we’ll see it coming.
Update 3: The text of my appeal
For what is now the 6th time in under 20 days you have locked me out claiming that I was spreading intimate images when I was in fact each time tweeting out a link to a post on Benford’s statistical law which demonstrates the impossibility of Joe Biden’s magic ballots.
Moreover Every time I have appealed you have upheld said appeal apologized and claimed my lockout was an error. YET EVERY SINGLE TIME AFTER THESE “apologies” I HAVE RETWEETED THE VERY SAME LINK TO THE VERY SAME PIECE AND WAS LOCKED OUT WITH THE VERY SAME FALSE ACCUSATION AGAINST ME.
To say this is despicable and dishonorable is to not only repeat myself from previous appeals but to say something that is so apparent that it almost doesn’t need saying. That you still do this demonstrate why other alternatives like Parler are doing so well.
Bottom line you’re accusation is false and I’m not only not going to delete the tweet but after this appeal is won I will test to see if your upcoming “apology” and assertion of a “mistake” is worth any more than it was the last five times you sent them.
At least my next lockout for that same link will be lucky number 7.