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Old 06-17-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Stumptown
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Wow, freedom, I don't even know where to start with that.

Hopefully you can keep up the good work though to scare off as many people as possible from wanting to move to GP so it doesn't get anymore crowded here.
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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Wow, freedom, I don't even know where to start with that.

Hopefully you can keep up the good work though to scare off as many people as possible from wanting to move to GP so it doesn't get anymore crowded here.
Just informing those that think man is a plague on this earth, that MOST Grants Pass residents don't agree with that assessment, and feel we have the right to the pursuit of happiness, whether it is in our castles, apartments, bungalo's, or yurts.
That's the diverse type of housing we have in So. Oregon.

We also love pavement, it is smooth, and low in dust, and you can drive really fast in an SUV.

freedom
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Stumptown
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Don't forget about treehouses. Technically those are in Takilma, but still...
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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You don't have to think that "man is a plague on this earth" to have the common sense to acknowledge that there is such a thing as overpopulation. One of the hallmarks of a fool is thinking that if something is good in its essence, then there cannot be too much of it.

Food is good in its essence, but if you overeat to the point of obesity your life will end early. Wine is good in its essence, but if you drink to the point of intoxication you debase the body. Money is good in its essence, but if you diminish the lives of others in the pursuit of wealth, you practice a form of prostitution. Humans are good in their essence, but when their populations rise to unhealthy levels, they destroy the planet on which they depend. Everything is a matter of balance; the key to wisdom is knowing when you are tipping away from a desired destiny.
Let's leave self-veneration of human fecundity to the religious whackos. People of reason need to find solutions to the problem, not deny the existence of the problem by gazing through the foggy lenses of some mindless libertarianism. True freedom comes from embracing reason, not from binding ourselves to the shackles of preconceived dogma.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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You don't have to think that "man is a plague on this earth" to have the common sense to acknowledge that there is such a thing as overpopulation. One of the hallmarks of a fool is thinking that if something is good in its essence, then there cannot be too much of it.

Food is good in its essence, but if you overeat to the point of obesity your life will end early. Wine is good in its essence, but if you drink to the point of intoxication you debase the body. Money is good in its essence, but if you diminish the lives of others in the pursuit of wealth, you practice a form of prostitution. Humans are good in their essence, but when their populations rise to unhealthy levels, they destroy the planet on which they depend. Everything is a matter of balance; the key to wisdom is knowing when you are tipping away from a desired destiny.
Let's leave self-veneration of human fecundity to the religious whackos. People of reason need to find solutions to the problem, not deny the existence of the problem by gazing through the foggy lenses of some mindless libertarianism. True freedom comes from embracing reason, not from binding ourselves to the shackles of preconceived dogma.
So how much of Oregon is actually forested?

freedom
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Ofcourse its natural, man plants it and we are natural inhabitants of this planet. If man did not cultivate, we would not be here. Then what? Diversity for the sake of ???? Man is part of the process of an evolving earth, if it needs to change in a few areas, that is all part of the natural selection of this planet. As we are the fittest.
Mcmansions, help feed PEOPLE, people are primary beings, and have the right to live and learn on this beautiful orb. We have learned from our mistakes and our accomplishments.
Strip malls create convenience so we can have more time to enjoy the Earth and all of its splendor.

Big box stores reduce our carbon footprint, all in one shopping.

In Oregon the gov't owns nearly 70% of the land, its a miracle that man can even survive in that non diversive monopoly.

freedom


Did you vote for Bush?
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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Did you vote for Bush?
Yes!
Did you vote for the guy that lost?

What does that have to do with how much forest is in Oregon.

freedom
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Google "Oregon forest atlas" and look at that site. It should answer the original posters question .
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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As I said earlier, fifty percent, or 30 million acres are forested according to the World Almanac. And while there is some whittling away at forested areas, it is sheer foolishness to think that the level of development in Oregon is going to result in deforestestation. Common sense screams otherwise. The opposite is just fear-mongering and ignorance.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Parkland, Wa
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Here's a fun fact. Oregon is roughly twice the size of Ohio, and Ohio has roughly twice as many people. That should tell you alot about Oregon.
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