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Re: Pet trade- No government needed.
Good God, we are all doomed! With that in mind, why don't we get back to
discussions of the
hobby since there is nothing to be done? Regards
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wright Huntley" <huntley1 at home_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2001 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: Pet trade- No government needed.
> BizEcology at aol_com wrote:
> > Quite honestly, I think the tendency of the government to foul up
> > "everything" is a piece of propaganda which a certain overrated
> > made the center of his campain over 20 years ago. It's become a
> > for people who primarily have no ongoing experience with the Federal
> > government and need a boogyman to blame for everything that doesn't go
> > well as they wish.
> > << From: Jim Eller <jeller3 at yahoo_com>
> > Subject: Re: Pet trade- No government needed.
> Larry, I'd like to respectfully disagree, if I may. I have *lots* of
> experience with governments at all levels. I've been in the military and
> I've been a "civil servant."
> I *see* the problem of congress and Washington (or Carson City)
> trying to "do good" through use of government force. I do volunteer
> work, fish counts, etc. at least two and often 4 times a year in the
> Arizona and Utah deserts. I work with ASU experts, F&WL and NV Wildlife
> Dept. folks, most of whom are good, smart diligent folks with their
> priorities straight. [OK, I admit they can't fire the rare jerk that shows
> up among them. ;-)]
> Doing "good" quickly becomes an empire building process, where the laws
> distorted and misinterpreted in ways never intended by the electorate.
> Budgets are used to impress congressfolk and not to do the work intended.
> Planning is for next year's budget increase, not saving the pupfish. Build
> the expensive boardwalk but don't maintain the pump the fish depend on for
> their water.
> I resigned from a major university, right during the Viet War, in protest
> over the mishandling of the government research programs on campus. My
> contact with the government had become too intimate for my conscience to
> bear it. As consultant to some of our more out-of-control agencies at the
> time, I saw what was coming and I wanted no part of it.
> Now we wage undeclared war on civilians in Columbia and no one even gives
> damn. Well, a lot of Germans liked the way Hitler was handling things,
> 30 years of running a high-tech manufacturing company gave me a lot of
> insight into just how many jobs were destroyed by the alphabet soup folks
> (FDA, Cal OSHA, OSHA, EPA, etc.) with little or no benefit to the public
> they were charged with serving. They often *protected* companies engaged
> outrageous practices that should have made them liable for damages.
> Central planning and regulation didn't work in the late Soviet Union. It
> didn't work in India (see
> and it obviously does not work here. All I need to cite are the so-called
> "War on Drugs" (aka the govt.-drug-price-support plan) or our now almost
> totally socialist school system. Public housing and "War on Poverty" ring
> We have no concrete evidence that *more* pet regulations will do one bit
> better, and a *lot* of direct experience to prove that they will have the
> opposite effect to what is intended. That of course is IMHO. YMMV.
> Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home_com
> In retrospect it becomes clear that hindsight is definitely overrated.
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