Sunday, February 13, 2011
What Is The Incentive?
The manner in which wolf issues (and hundreds of other "environmental" concerns) have repeatedly been taken to court kind of reminds me of an old ethical joke (which I won't repeat here). It goes something like this..."How many environmental groups does it take to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior in order to stop wolf control hunts in this country?"
Well, the punch line to that one isn't really very funny at all..."13!"
Anyway, every time the wolf issue heads back to U.S. District Court here in Missoula, MT, where I live, it is always the same ol' "Baker's Dozen" of such groups that line up to get their names listed as "Plaintiffs". Among them are groups like the Defenders of Wildlife...the Sierra Club...the Center for Biological Diversity...and the Humane Society of the United States. And rest assured, they don't do it for the love of wolves...or any other wildlife. These folks have done such a great job of learning how to scam our justice system, that from this time forward the number "13" is very likely to become known as the "Environmentalist's Dozen".
How do they scam the system?
Being "Not For Profit" organizations, they are allowed to file for the reimbursement of all legal fees and expenses whenever they do take an issue to court - through an antiquated Act known as the Equal Access to Justice Act. Originally, this Act was not intended for reimbursing not-for- profit organizations, but rather for the small business owner who simply could not afford to finance expensive litigation. However, since most of today's scam-minded so-called "environmental" organizations are headed by a management team of lawyers (who have found an easier way to make millions) the door was open, and they jumped through it. And on top of the millions each tends to collect annually through these efforts, every one of these organizations continue to beg the American public for still more millions...hundreds of millions...every year. And their pleas make it sound as if they could not continue their drive to "save wildlife" unless each and every one of their followers sends them $50...$100...$1,000 or more.
It is probably one of the greatest rackets of all time...and our federal government is using your tax dollars to perpetuate the crime.
So, how much money are we talking about? The sad thing is...no one really knows. There is absolutely no way that anyone can find the actual amount of money paid to environmental organizations. But, rest assured, over just the past decade the amount has topped $5,000,000,000 - that's $5-BILLION! During one 6-year period, from 2002 through 2007, environmental groups filed more than 1,500 cases (mostly against the Department of the Interior/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) and carted away some $4.7-BILLION in "reimbursements".
Now you should understand why so many of these groups want their name listed as a "plaintiff" any and every time the wolf issue heads to court. And more often than not that means into "Donald Molloy's Court" here in Missoula. FOR $OME REA$ON HE HA$ ALWAY$ MANAGED TO $IDE WITH WHATEVER THEY ARE A$KING OR $EEKING.
These groups have certainly found themselves one very sympathetic U.S. District Court judge who tends to totally ignore all of the real criminal activities involved with the Northern Rockies Wolf Recovery Project to dig out some tiny technicality to prevent managing a burgeoning wolf population, as he leans very much in favor of the environmentalists' agenda of seeing wolves roam this country from coast to coast by the tens of thousands. And his decisions in their favor means one very lucrative payday for those folks.
More and more, residents of the Northern Rockies are suspiciously asking why Molloy swings in favor of all the lies surrounding the Wolf Recovery Project, while refusing to address things like...Where did the funding for the project really come from?...Or, why can't the "required" USFWS forms (Form 3-177) be found to document the sub-species, the origin and the true number of wolves wrangled across the Canada-U.S. border?...Or, documentation of the real cost of bringing those wolves illegally into this country?
Keep in mind, we are talking about a lot of money. So much money that it just might scare the hell out of us to learn who has financially benefited from those ill-gotten gains. - Toby Bridges, LOBO WATCH