Like so many others when you get backed into a corner you turn to grandstanding BS and nonsense. Many times you have confronted me when you clearly have no idea what your talking bout. You just blurt out anything that "sounds" good to defend your buddy's, your own belief's etc. And are flat out wrong. You have been a well spring of misinformation.
Huh. I think the term is projection
. As in, you are projecting.
And for God's sake, could you clean up your written English? E.g., it's buddies, not "buddy's", it's beliefs, not "belief's". Wellspring, not "well spring". Jesus
. It's distracting. And it's detracting. Ernie, you're kind of a jerk, and you seem a little bit crazy, but I have always maintained that you are not completely wrong. You would get farther towards your objectives - whatever they are - with a little more care in your written material, a little finer grit on your grinder, and - how else to put this? - a little less whacko. You do have some good material. You just bury it so damn deep in the jerky hard-to-read whacko stuff, it detracts and distracts from the higher-quality stuff.
Jimi, Its seems like you talk more about bobcat's, mountain lions and bears then you do about reptiles. Maybe you should take some time and think about whether or not you belong here(a reptile based forum).
Huh. Thanks for the opportunity to ponder 1) why I come here, and 2) what I talk about when I come. It's a good exercise, and I recommend it to you in return. So - let me explain why I talk about diverse wildlife issues and not only
1) I answer questions. For example, most recently Richard Hoyer asked me some questions about the management of lions and bears where I live, and I answered them. Pretty simple concept. One would think.
2) The agencies that manage herps also manage hairy wild animals. Those same agencies therefore
interact with the people who want to interact with hairy wild animals. Understanding how the agencies interact with those other
people, would help herpers
understand how they
could interact with the agencies.
Know this: the people who actually do
interact with hairy wild animals didn't passively receive their interaction privileges from some cheerful fairy - they had to go fight for them. And not just once - they have to stay on it, year in and year out. I want herpers to understand how to engage this system, so they enjoy better privileges too. Part of the engagement will entail educating the agencies also, because you're right, in many cases the agencies don't know herps nearly well enough.
3) There are many, many similarities between hairy wild animals, and herps. I think if the agencies were shown some of those similarities, they wouldn't so often try to manage them so exceptionally differently.
This gets back to herpers understanding, and then engaging, the agencies. Within any agency there are many separate parts, many of which don't have much occasion to talk to each other. They certainly don't have much occasion to talk to each other's stakeholders. Personally, I think if herpers were "handed over to" the agency guys who manage the hairy wild animals that people want to interact with, the herpers would have a much more productive and enjoyable time interacting with the agencies. Because those
agency guys have - how to put this? - had the natural human tendency to not want to deal with other people beaten out of them. Now, some of them actually like
interacting with other people. Crazy, right? They accept the fact that it is part of their public service duty
. And doing it well means they are doing their job well
- a basic need common to all people.
4) Herpers might think they have little in common with the people who want to interact with hairy wild animals. This is a colossal mistake.
Herpers have much to learn from these people - particularly, how to stay on the case to keep their wildlife-interaction privileges. Herpers and other hunters share a great deal of common cause and common values (love of the outdoors, a conservation ethic, etc).
I could go on and on with my self-serving campaign of misinformation. Ha, what a twisted joke. But this coffee break has been long enough, I need to stop blurting & grandstanding and go earn my salt.