Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Water company does more logging........

Our local water company is logging more of one of our county parks. While they are entitled to do whatever they want since they own the land the park is located on and lease it to the parks, but it sure is discouraging to see this happen. I guess it's a case of "money talks....everything else walks". I've written the gentleman that runs York Water company an e-mail voicing my concerns, I don't really think it will help but it's worth a shot.

Here's a link to our local clubs message board with the thread that contains the e-mail address of the guy at York Water. Feel free to shoot the guy an e-mail and let him know how you feel. Don't flame the guy but let him know that there are folks out there that are watching what he does.

Here's the e-mail I sent him.........

Mr. Close,

My name is George and I am one of the founding members of
YAMBA. Along with Skip Durgin and Tony Doll we started our
organization with the intent of assisting the York County Park system
with the intent of making our local park system one of the best in the

Over the past 5 years we have grown to several hundred members. We
not only have mountain bikers in our membership, we have hikers and
equestrians as well because we all realize what a treasure the York
County Park system is. We are indeed very lucky to have such a great
place to recreate.

While I don't speak for the current leadership of YAMBA, I am deeply
disturbed by what I see going on at Kain Park in regards to the
ongoing logging projects. I understand that your company has a
responsibility to its shareholders to maintain profitability; do you
also understand what has been placed in your stewardship? There are
not that many places left here in York County where there is so much
natural beauty every resident is welcome to enjoy.

I urge you and your board to reconsider any future logging projects
and think about your responsibility to the future generations of York
Countians. I have a 12 year old son that loves to hike at Kain Park,
where will he take his children to hike in 25 years?

Think about it.

I hope it helps and I hope the guy gets a bazillion e-mails....................................

On the other stuff.............

The Wal-Martization of Britain.

You're gonna have to be a computer nerd to enjoy this one. In case you're wondering.....I watched the whole thing.

Iraq in a civil war? Beats me but it sure looks like it might be headed that way. 3 years on and it appears that Iraq is in worse shape then before we invaded it. Too bad George W.'s daddy didn't finish the job when he had the chance.

Had a really nice e-mail from bikeTV. Here's a link to their latest clip. This is a way cool site, they have tons of interesting bike culture clips. Check it out for sure! I'll be spending some time on the site........

Another in a series of crappy jokes........

A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper has screwed him out
of ten million bucks. His bookkeeper is deaf. It was the reason he
got the job in the first place, since it was assumed that a deaf
bookkeeper would not be able to hear anything that he'd ever have
to testify about in court.

When the Godfather goes to shakedown the bookkeeper about his missing $10 million, he brings along his attorney, who knows sign Language.

The Godfather asks the bookkeeper: "Where is the 10 million bucks
you embezzled from me?"

The attorney, using sign language, asks the
bookkeeper where the 10 million bucks is hidden.

The bookkeeper signs back: "I don't know what you are talking about."

The attorney tells the Godfather: "He says he doesn't know what you're talking about."

That's when the Godfather pulls out a 9 mm pistol, puts it
to the bookkeeper's temple, cocks it, and says: "Ask him again!"

The attorney signs to the underling: "He'll kill you
for sure if you don't tell him!"

The bookkeeper signs back: "OK! You win! The money is in a brown briefcase, buried behind the shed in my cousin Enzo's backyard in Queens!"

The Godfather asks the attorney: "Well, what'd he say?"

The attorney replies: "He says you don't have the balls to pull the trigger."

Since I'm on a roll...............

Ever mindful of the congregation, the Baptist preacher and his wife decided to get a new dog, and knew that the dog also had to be a Baptist. They visited kennel after kennel and explained their needs. Finally, they found a kennel whose owner assured them he had just the dog they wanted.

The owner brought the dog to meet the pastor and his wife. "Fetch the Bible,"he commanded. The dog bounded to the bookshelf, scrutinized the books, located the Bible, and brought it to the owner. "Now find Psalm 23," he commanded. The dog dropped the Bible to the floor, and showing marvelous dexterity with his paws, leafed through and finding the correct passage, pointed to it with his paw.

The pastor and his wife were very impressed and purchased the dog. That evening, a group of church members came to visit. The pastor and his wife began to show off the dog, having him locate several Bible verses.

The visitors were very impressed. One man asked, "Can he do regular dog tricks, too?" "I haven't tried yet" the pastor replied. He pointed his finger at the dog."HEEL!" the pastor commanded. The dog immediately jumped on a chair, placed one paw on the pastor's forehead and began to howl.

The pastor looked at his wife in shock and said, "Good Lord! He's Pentecostal!"

Don't blame me, I didn't write'em.

Not the sharpest tool in the toolshed........not even close.

Till later.....

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