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'The Lolo elk herd’s 16,000 animals was once the state’s most valuable, attracting hunters from around the world. As the forest grew after fires in the 1930s, the quality of the elk habitat dropped. By 2010, the elk population had dropped to roughly 2,100.
Seems another misinterpretation of material found on the Internets.
You answered a lot of your own dismissive questioning/blaming on the ads for 502. I worked 15 years for a Wholesale Institutional Food Distributor, believe me, I can tell you the relabeling cost hikes that occur. If you notice when purchasing your overpriced organic foods, they are labeled differently, as they have to be to denote there 'special' quality of being organic, and you're only kidding yourself if you don't think it costs the organic faction a lot more to label their products as such.
To intimate that changing the labeling on foods bears little to no cost to those in the loop of supplying those products, you show a severe lack of printing/labeling costs.
I would suggest dropping the sore loser demeanor, and continue purchasing what you and a select few deem as a higher quality product because of its labeled specialness, pay the higher cost associated with it, let the rest of us who are in great health and shape although we've been eating the so-called non-organic garbage for the past 100 years or better, and leave the producers of said nog's to label as they have as the majority voted.
I would like to know your experience on the matter, I can give you absolute real world facts and experience that pot is not anywhere close to what the so-called experts have told the public over the years, experts whose personal experience is limited to nil.
I did not state that nor was that my point. Having worked at a wide range of pay scales over the years I have plenty of first hand knowledge of making it on minimum wage. There was a time when a married couple could afford to have just one person working, but that went out the window 20 years or more ago.
Plain and simple, wages have not increased on an equal basis as have living costs. The last person I worked for that paid me a considerably low wage for the career field I was in found it more important to but himself a BMW than to raise my wage to a pre agreed level. While this is but one example, I see this all the time and though I would never relegate every small business to his sort of practice, the minimum wage in many states is paltry and difficult for anyone to live on.
I am a small business owner as of early last year, and though I have no employees as of yet, I know when the time comes that I need to hire someone, I will certainly be able to afford more than even this states minimum. Again, I know there are many different circumstances out there, but this never ending wagging about any increase to minimum wage forcing small business out of business, or forcing layoffs, or not being able to hire new employees is akin to weather forecasting or crystal ball gazing.
I guess I missed the part of the regulation that singles out conservative groups.
Rich Lowry is a great example of a fine education gone bad, and his writings are best served in the bottom of a bird cage.
So sad that such a well written letter with a valid line of reasoning has to be condemned and berated by those who, as in dogman12's letter, reside at the extreme end of the poles. It's well documented that in some minds, there is no middle road, it's simply if you're not this you're that, and if I'm this, and your that, then I have nothing but contempt and a host of names to demean you with.
As a Drill instructor, I learned one of the most valuable lessons ever in life; sometimes the best thing to do with someone obviously trying to bring attention to themselves is to simply ignore them. There was always one soldier who would continually screw up so you would administer some sort of punishment, usually in the form of pushups. Simply put, he wanted to be the center if attention. Ignored once, maybe even a half dozen times, the soldier would learn he wasn't going to get the attention and soon enough would cease the unwanted behavior. I would be kidding myself and anyone else to believe this would have that desired effect here, but ignoring comments would take away the response platform some seem to crave more so than making salient points in conversation, or affirming a valid viewpoint.
Very well written letter Mr. Swayne, some of us know of what you speak.
Your letter highlights a great part of why things have degraded to what they are today. I too went through a lot of carp growing up, but I was raised the old school way, learned very well from my folks that you pull up your bootstraps and carry on. There were times when this was difficult, and I certainly don't condone these actions from or towards anyone, and I am far from being unemotional. I wear my heart on my sleeve, as the saying goes, but I also learned there's a time and a place for feelings, vengeance is a dead end road, and what happens in childhood is quickly forgotten or gotten over as we age and mature.
A great part of my evolution came compliments of the US Army. I went in as an Infantryman, and my main job was being taught to kill people, and in any way I had whether it be a firearm, a knife, my hands or, if all that failed or was unavailable, my wits. With that I came to understand that we all have that power at our disposal, don't kid yourself one bit, I am of normal size and am no kind of brawler. Too though, with that knowledge I had the epiphany of my entire existence; if I had the ability in me to do what I was taught, what was there to be afraid of or intimidated by? Then I found myself asking, what then would justify these means? I came to the conclusion nothing! With that power at my disposal, the playing field was at best level, but truly tipped greatly in my favor. So nowadays I look at those whose wrath I endured and actually find pity for them as they have to live with what they did, I don't. It's over a long time ago, I survived, and sitting in a clock tower with a rifle, or any other means of acting out to somehow make up for the misdeeds of others too many years ago, is a futile means of existence that I can spend those energies on doing for my self rather than feeling sorry, or trying to avenge the misdeeds of others.
Too many these days play the victimized card and expect society to feel sorry for them, hold Kumbaya moments, and whatever else their little feelings need to be stroked and for them to feel good about themselves. Just as it takes less muscles and effort to smile than frown, it takes much less energy to enjoy life than to seek vengeance for actions, or play on emotions I can dismiss by merely bucking up and being a man instead.
With regards to the Mexican drug cartels and the tons of stuff shipped up here; perhaps it's been a while since you bought any, but downtown brown is very hard to find any more; here in our great state and the Canadian Prov. directly north of here we grow some of the best KGB around. I'm surprised you're unaware of this Dave, or are you just not wanting folks to know you have intimate knowledge of the 420 culture? It's okay now, it's legal.
30 or 40 years ago yes. Next time your out at Wal-Mart, or stop in at McD's, check out how many 30-40 year old folks are working there, and not in management. The Times have changed, what once were entry level jobs are now what many people have for a regular job.
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