SMOKEY the BEAR at the Library, 10/20
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Posted by Hannah Nash (+2499) 5 years ago
SMOKEY the BEAR visits the Library!
Tuesday, October 20th
10:00am-11:00am
Miles City Public Library

All ages welcome! The Bureau of Land Management will be on hand with Smokey to talk about wildfires, fire safety, and more!

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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14662) 5 years ago
Umm.. will Santa the Claus be there in December?  
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Posted by Hannah Nash (+2499) 5 years ago
Of course! The Santa Breakfast ALWAYS has a special visit from Santa. Best breakfast over the whole weekend.
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Posted by Oddjob (+186) 5 years ago
Smokey the Bear and Yogi Bear have more in common.

This guy would be more representative of the reality of "land management" provided by BLM, USFS, NPS, etc..

http://www.smokedbear.com/

Too bad the guy who created him is dead.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14662) 5 years ago
Why are you trying to turn Miss Hannah's annoucment into another policey debate? Give it a rest.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6169) 5 years ago
Dammit, Miss Hannah! It's Smokey Bear. No *the* required.
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Posted by Oddjob (+186) 5 years ago
Reply to Richard Bonine, Jr. (#361831)
Richard Bonine, Jr. wrote:
Why are you trying to turn Miss Hannah's annoucment into another policey debate? Give it a rest.


How numerous, coming from you.

If you want to give your kids a little fatasy trip, give them Yogi instead of a fascist government agency.

The reality of the BLM,USFS,etc, in this day is armed goon squads,not Smokey Bear. They lost the right to be warm and fuzzy the first time they drew down on US citizens.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11395) 5 years ago
Is this in reference to that lunatic Clive Bundy in Nevada? Man is a crook and nut and drew first, as they say.

I have a wonderful limited edition Smokey Bear figurine I will bring in for the event.
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Posted by Oddjob (+186) 5 years ago
No Amorette.

It's not about Bundy. Although Bundy is a pawn in an American tragedy that has been destroying the lives and livelihoods of American citizens in the West for 70 years. Ever since the US land "management" agencies morphed from being public servants, into a fascist gestapo, armed and ready to kill, to promote various causes which are destroying the very ecosystems they allegedly seek to "protect".

It's about people like Wayne Hage, who was literally litigated to death in his fight to keep historic grazing rights. It's about Raymond Yowell, a Western Shoshone, who had his cattle stolen and sold by the Feds, who then billed him $180,000 for past grazing fees and garnished his Social Security when he couldn't pay. It's about the Dan sisters who had their horses confiscated at gunpoint because they believed for years that the Ruby Mountain Treaty gives then access to grazing Indian lands.

It's about Dick Carver, the Nye County Commissioner, who faced down armed USFS gestapo to re-open an RS 2477 road in his jurisdiction. It's about the Filippini's and Tomera's in Battle Mountain, who today, are blocked from grazing and their private water rights and threatened with stock confiscation on a BLM flunky's whim.

That's what it's all about, Amorette. It's about real people you have never heard of and who do not exist in your bubble world. An apparent Clockwork Orange, where you can point guns at people, steal their goods, hammer them with endless litigation to destroy their lives and still be Smokey Bear.

Wake up.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14662) 5 years ago
Umm... it's really about the fact that the Ruby Valley Treaty of 1863 failed to properly address a yet unknown split estate issue and "gold diggers" such as yourself, Oddjob. Perhaps the BLM does act a bit thugish in NV. But I think we have to consider the gun-toting, pyrite-sniffing clientel with which they have to deal.

The Miles City BLM office is not anything like what may be encountered in NV and you all should make time to go see Smokey Bear at the Public Library on Tuesday the 20th, from 10-11 am.

[Edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (10/19/2015 8:34:05 AM)]
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11395) 5 years ago
I prefer Smokey to Hoot the Owl. He was a bit. . . forced. The Smokester is the real deal.
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