The OIA is the textbook example of Fascist crony capitalism, especially now that
Jewel of REI is now the head of DOI. They are out for one thing and one thing
only, to line their pockets at the expense of the Utah taxpayer by limiting
access to our public lands and promoting "eco-tourism" as a viable
source of income. Anyone who lives and works in a tourist destination, knows
that this is a bold face lie. They purport to be "environmentally
responsible" to cover up the fact that they outsource jobs to China and try
to hide the fact that pretty much everything they manufacture, even the clothing
they sell, comes from mineral and oil extraction. They wrote the book on
"green washing" an industry. Rural Utah is NOT their
"playground". It is OUR home!! If we had leadership in this state that
had a backbone, these hypocrites would have been sent packing after the stunt
they pulled last Nov asking Obama to lock up the southern half of the state.
I hope that our government isn't looking at this as revenue and taxation
authority to turn this state over to private investors to close our state down
to free access like they have in many canyons and venues under their control and
state in denying public access to BLM and public property.Can't
agree this as an industry to give too much credible authority, tourism is not
really and industry to count on or promote in the desert country. We, Utah is
not a destination, we are and accidental industry with limited and short term
interests. Besides, it time to start thinking about water portages as a reality.
Abundant water for out door or residential use is becoming critically short
supply. Since the NSA and imported business is allowed to confiscate
billions of barrels of water from our resources every year, its going to get
more critical to our surviving in this country. Lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and
aquifers are drying up with no time or resources to replenish its a critical
issue of feasibility in this state. The time for pretending has reached critical
and reality must get some notice.
Showing us ski's this time of year is wrong. It's hot as snot outside
and you have to tease us like that. How cruel can you get. This is not right. I
better fly to Portillo and get a few runs in. Can't wait for the snow.