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House Bill Title Alludes Forest Protection And Electrical Reliability
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

OPINION

There is recent news about a bill sponsored by Congressman Doug LaMalfa that is couched as an 'Electrical Reliability and Forest Protection Act': (H.R.1873 - Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act). A careful examination and analysis of this bill suggests that it does very little along the lines suggested by the bill's title. I suspect that the title was more about political...
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Megafire and Small-Minded/Intellectually Dishonest People
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

OPINION

An Open Letter To Concerned American Citizens: Greetings Forest, Wildlife & Wild Horse Advocates; American Citizens: As American forests and even large areas of some states burn, it's interesting to see this mounting counter-attack against the Wild Horse Fire Brigade being orchestrated by Ms. Erin Ryan and an 'Advisor' from the Modoc County's (Devils Garden) County Extension Service, right after the end of a lawsuit...
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Megafire Devastates American Forests, Watersheds And Wildlife While Legislators Dither
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017

OPINION

Wildfire, and now Megafire is nothing new. These fiery disasters have been on the increase for the past two decades, yet government and the agencies under their control haven’t done anything effective; they pose and give lip-service. And now this horrendous trend is beginning to appear as the latest government shakedown of the people of the United States and what some...
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OR-CA Forests At Risk For Extinction Due To Gross Mismanagement
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, AUGUST 27, 2017

OPINION

How many millions of acres of forest can we allow to burn as a result of mismanagement before there is no forest left? In 2015 we lost 10.1-million acres of forest just on the west coast. At that rate how much time is left before there are no trees? How many millions of animals have been killed or severely injured in...
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Will Fishermen & Hunters Pay The Price For Beef To China?
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, AUGUST 20, 2017

OPINION

The current trend in the deforestation across America is alarming to say the least. And considering the lack of the implementation of effective cost-efficient pre-fire management strategies, one has to wonder; is there a method to this madness? It turns out that there may be a plausible reason that the lackadaisical way that forests are managed is not openly discussed, and...
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Megafire: Major Threat To U.S. National Security Largely Overlooked – Wild Horses May Supply Answer
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, AUGUST 15, 2017

OPINION

Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the frequency and severity of wildfires across the American landscape.  Wildfires are now burning hotter and consuming larger areas than ever before due to excessive fuels (grasses and brush) that have increased in our forests over the past few decades as a result of less intensive forest management practices combined...
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