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Any guesses on who made this outragous claim and when did they say it?

Some Dirty Hippy said:
Defenders of the short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things sometimes seek to champion them by saying the 'the game belongs to the people.' So it does; and not merely to the people now alive, but to the unborn people. The 'greatest good for the greatest number' applies to the number within the womb of time, compared to which those now alive form but an insignificant fraction. Our duty to the whole, including the unborn generations, bids us restrain an unprincipled present-day minority from wasting the heritage of these unborn generations. The movement for the conservation of wild life and the larger movement for the conservation of all our natural resources are essentially democratic in spirit, purpose, and method.
 

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Ken in KC said:
Any guesses on who made this outragous claim and when did they say it?
Why are you posting that in here? Move it to the sociopolitical idealogue psuedointellectualism forum.
 

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I have no clue

No clue as to who the poster is, nor the meaning of the dogmatic spew. I think they're trying to say we need to preserve natural resouces for our children....and democrats.

Do I win some kinda prize for being wrong, Ken?
 

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marsb said:
Why are you posting that in here? Move it to the sociopolitical idealogue psuedointellectualism forum.
Mostly to annoy you.
 

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who said it?

Teddy Roosevelt?

Grand opening of Yellowstone?

Just a WAG!
 

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ChiRho said:
Teddy Roosevelt?

Grand opening of Yellowstone?

Just a WAG!
Good guess!
Right man, but it's from A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open, 1916.
 

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Ken in KC said:
Any guesses on who made this outragous claim and when did they say it?
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Originally Posted by Some Dirty Hippy

Defenders of the short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things sometimes seek to champion them by saying the 'the game belongs to the people.' So it does; and not merely to the people now alive, but to the unborn people. The 'greatest good for the greatest number' applies to the number within the womb of time, compared to which those now alive form but an insignificant fraction. Our duty to the whole, including the unborn generations, bids us restrain an unprincipled present-day minority from wasting the heritage of these unborn generations. The movement for the conservation of wild life and the larger movement for the conservation of all our natural resources are essentially democratic in spirit, purpose, and method.

How is it outrageous Ken? Makes perfect sense to me. I can't see the need to label someone a 'hippy' just beacause they are pro-conservation. You may not give a $hit about the welfare of the future generations but some of us do.

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Or there's that....

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Well, it's arguably applicable to those who have a passion for trail maintenance...
That, or I was trying desperately to annoy marsb.

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i don't know, but it sounded pretty good to me
 

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Doesn't seem outrageous except that it's attacking the problem ass backwards to my way of thinking; we need less people to make the resources more available in that democratic sense. If only Teddy had seen how crowded it would get seeing as how the population in the US has roughly tripled since 1916.
 

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sounds to me more like someone just trying to appear a lot smarter than they are by using fancy wording and lots of run-on sentences that they wouldn't normally use in conversation. They need to keep in mind that this is a rather INFORMAL board...

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Totally. Mods, can we just have this "Teddy" guy banned from here? :rolleyes:
 

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Psssst..... a little secret....

Panacea said:
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Originally Posted by Some Dirty Hippy

Defenders of the short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things sometimes seek to champion them by saying the 'the game belongs to the people.' So it does; and not merely to the people now alive, but to the unborn people. The 'greatest good for the greatest number' applies to the number within the womb of time, compared to which those now alive form but an insignificant fraction. Our duty to the whole, including the unborn generations, bids us restrain an unprincipled present-day minority from wasting the heritage of these unborn generations. The movement for the conservation of wild life and the larger movement for the conservation of all our natural resources are essentially democratic in spirit, purpose, and method.

How is it outrageous Ken? Makes perfect sense to me. I can't see the need to label someone a 'hippy' just beacause they are pro-conservation. You may not give a $hit about the welfare of the future generations but some of us do.

stu.
Come closer..... my comments were tongue in cheek.
 

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You're absolutely right....

Cabin Fever said:
sounds to me more like someone just trying to appear a lot smarter than they are by using fancy wording and lots of run-on sentences that they wouldn't normally use in conversation. They need to keep in mind that this is a rather INFORMAL board...

CF
Teddy Roosevelt was actually a window licker on the short bus. He just had a great PR machine that made him look all smart and stuff.

***Panacea Disclaimer**** Hey Panacea, I was kidding again. I don't really think Roosevelt's PR machine was that great.
 

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Ken in KC said:
Teddy Roosevelt was actually a window licker on the short bus. He just had a great PR machine that made him look all smart and stuff.

***Panacea Disclaimer**** Hey Panacea, I was kidding again. I don't really think Roosevelt's PR machine was that great.
perfect description of W...thanks
 

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lol

Ken in KC said:
Come closer..... my comments were tongue in cheek.
ooooooh right!

man I'm gonna have to slow down on the serious pills :)
 

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Rush Limbuagh?

Ken in KC said:
Any guesses on who made this outragous claim and when did they say it?
dr. dobson? jerry falwell..john kerry..hey this is kinda fun...
 
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