Rantin, ravin, lookin, gripin and complainin. [Christian reference]

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Last even'n Lil Dumplin and I went to the river bottoms in my old Chevy 4 wheel pull truck. A really nice evenin with cool breezes and a "goin down" sun. Had to go have a "look see" and locate the rotary after listenin to it for all week. [A rotory is an oil well drinnlin rig] Well we located it-hid down in the brush, tall trees and river bank area that I don't even go into. Moseyed on back farther and seen a momma deer and her little one. He/she/it still had spots! Cute'rn a bugs ear, it was. Found that somebody has been loggin the bottoms down there. Located the logs. From my estimates of those log piles--I'd guess close to $200,000. worth of logs, some just "pig" lumber while some veneer. About as much culls layin there too. Mighty fine place to go cut firewood [not logs but the culls] for this winter. It's green but ole jeep can burn't anyhow in his'n Central Boiler rig.

While down there we also noticed new oilwells with their "flares" burnin quite briskly. More than enough natural gas wasted in those flares to heat a dozen houses ----from ONE flare. Must be close to 50 wells producin that kind of gas and it's all wasted! About 1 mile north of these wells is a cross country natural gas pipeline that could be tapped into, I'd think, and further save and distribute our natural resources for something worthwhile. That cross country line goes to a propane producin thingy across the river bottoms west about 5 miles. America is a very wasteful nation and we will pay the cost for our neglect I'm sure. I believe this winter will be a continuation of that "debt payin" for us all---only worse than last winter.

Well anyhow, we mosey'd around for a spell down in those bottoms--takin note of all the changes bein made there. Roads torn up, woods destroyed for timber and convenience, oil well equipment settin everywhere, oil well junk strung alongside the roads and also piled in the edges of what woods are left. Mudboats strung alongside the river and not tied down. I ain't no genius but when those rivers get out [there's 3 within 1 mile] and they will---I'm imagin'n how those oil companies will get their stuff back--that's floated away!

It started to get dark and a rain/shower came up. Told Lil Dumplin that we didn't need to be down their in the dark, with it rain'n. All the roads down there are MUD if a little shower comes up. I didn't wanna fight it---so we left and came home. At the last "low water" crossin --on high ground---next to the little bridge---is an old Indian encampment ground. Settin about 50 feet above the creek, or mor, it's still a real nice place to visit. Not too much anymore tho. Oil companies have cleaned it off of almost all the trees. Why? I don't know. They didn't drill there. They drilled at the bottom---on the other side of the creek! No access from the Indian camp to the well location! Progrss it's called by society. I call it stupidity and GREED!

We are to take care of what Almighty God has entrusted us with. Some day there will be an accounting for our actions. Of course the lost will still be lost but what about His own? We should attempt to counter these devestating actions of the greedy producers and companies, by whatever legal means we have. Only problem is--it requires the aid of LAWYERS. They cost money and I don't trust them anymore than I do the oil companies! old hoot, the disgusted. Matt.24:44

-- hoot (hoot@pcinetwork.com), August 19, 2001


Thank you, Hoot. We are supposed to take care of this place. I just heard tonight that all of the genetically modified seeds have actually cross pollinated, and also jumped species. I haven't verified this yet, but Monsanto Corp. is even more evil than Shell. It is really, terribly sad.

-- Doreen (bisquit@here.com), August 20, 2001.

Doreen, Where did you get the information on Monsanto. I'd like to read more.

-- Bob in WI (bjwick@hotmail.com), August 21, 2001.

Hoot it has always seemed like a huge waste to me too(them burnin the natural gas). I'm originally from big oil country in NE Tx not far from Kilgore(huge boom town) so I've been around rigs most of my life. I've seen some wells that burned natural gas for literally years....there was one about 2 miles from where I grew up that I know burned for 2 yrs at least. Why on earth they would rather burn it than see someone get some good out of it I'll never know. I remember when I was still a spring chicken(about 12), there was a well across the road from where I lived. The flame on that well was so big and so bright I had trouble sleeping at night. We lived at least 3/4 of a mile from the well but it lit my bedroom up like daylight!

-- Amanda in MO (mrsgunsmyth@hotmail.com), August 22, 2001.

Hey Bob, here are some articles I found. The last two seem the best to me, but I haven't found really truly solidly concrete info. There was some reference to the starlink corn pollen affecting milkweed that was interesting...somewhere in here!



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-- (bisquit@here.com), August 23, 2001.

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