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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Canada Plans To Bomb US Canal..

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 10:42:09 AM EST
    Tags: Asian Carp, Michigan, Great Lakes (all tags)

    Canada demonstrating a desire to maintain the health of its exposure to the great lakes, announced today the planning of a bombing run to seal off the Great Lakes Basin from the invasive Asian Carp species.

    "We wouldn't do this under normal circumstances, but the ecological damage potential is too great" Says Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper..

    OK.. Maybe he didn't say that.. and maybe it isn't going to happen..

    But we need to take this Asian Carp situation just as seriously..
    Please read more..

    The carp would indeed cause irreversible harm to the Great Lakes region by devouring large and massive amounts of food that are needed by native fish populations, and altering the native habitat. Further, the carp have a tendency to jump out of the water when startled, which makes them a hazard to boaters.

    The ecological impact alone is devastating, but the danger to boaters and sportsmen is equally as serious.  AG Mike Cox has attempted to obtain a court decision providing a better barrier by closing the locks that will allow the carp to enter the lakes, so far to no avail.

    Currently the Obama administration, and officials in Illinois are the only one's holding up the ability to close the locks.

    This is worthy of writing letters folks.  The financial impact to Michigan's economy has been estimated by many I have talked to to be 7-10 $billion..  What small advantage the state still holds in its tourism, might surely be lost along with the fragile ecosystem we have fought so hard to protect over the years.

    This is not the zebra mussel, or the lamprey, or some climate change thing that we have no control over..  It is a preventable disaster..  

    And it is not a partisan issue.  

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    Poor Michigan (none / 0) (#1)
    by grannynanny on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 11:11:17 AM EST
    We might as well change the slogan to what you suggested in an earlier post:  Poor Michigan.  As a former resident of NE Michigan on Lake Huron sport fishing is what keeps some of those small communities alive.  This big $$$ industry will die quicker than the auto industry and Michigan will end up looking like the City of Detroit (or Haiti take your pick).

    Keep in mind that the city of Chicago (none / 0) (#2)
    by BruceB on Sat Jan 23, 2010 at 04:54:03 PM EST
    gets 30 million dollars in tarriffs a year from the boats that go through the locks in Chicago.  The Obama administration along with the Michigan Democrat Party is willing to give up the Great Lakes in order to let the "Friends Of Obama" in Chicago keep their income from the locks!  Their actions will cost Michigan, our Michigan, billions of dollars a year for Chicago's benefit.  Shame on the Democrats, all the Democrats!  After all, the Michigan Democrats could be demanding that Obama close those locks but they won't do good by Michigan and it's people but instead sit idly by watching our beautiful state wither and die.  

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