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Now Illegal to Collect Rocks on Federal Land?

In a recent entry I bemoaned the fact that a law was coming down the pike that could make it a Federal crime to collect rocks on Federal land.  Punishment includes jail time and the confiscation of certain assets.  ‘Casual collecting’ may be permissable- what kind and to what degree will now be decided by the Secretary.

The 2009 Omnibus Public Land Management Act is being reported on CNN as being signed by Obama but Thomas shows that it hasn’t yet.  I’m assuming that Thomas hasn’t been updated yet?  At anyrate I guess its possible that CNN got it wrong.… continue reading...

Global Warming and Evolution: Intimidation the New Step in the Scientific Method

I must at the outset admit that I haven’t delved into the data that I am told substantiates the view that the earth is steadily warming. That is one reason why I have not said anything about Global Warming. I shall say that here in Wisconsin we just came off of a mighty cold spell with snows as late as April, and last year was about the same. As Wisconsin is part of the globe, I feel I can anecdotally chime in that to this point I am skeptical about the Global Warming argument. Moreover, there clearly are several different … continue reading...