Monday, October 30, 2006

Rain Forest: Monday October 30 Update

Fortunately, we've just had a time change; "fall back" and all that.

Otherwise this "Monday Update" would have been uploaded on Tuesday. As it is, it's just 11 p.m. Monday night.

The big news this past week was the elevation of the rain forest issues into the Iowa governor's race. With so many of Iowa's politicians fearful of saying out loud that "the emperor has no clothes," either supporting the rain forest -- as if it was a real project with a prospect of being built when they knew, or ought to have known, that it wasn't true -- or staying quiet, Chet Culver is entitled to some credit for saying publicly what most Iowans assumed was obvious.

For the facts, the commentary from State29 and myself, take a look at:

[Every Monday since December 2005 there has been a weekly upload to the pre-existing Iowa rain forest Web site I maintain. In all, printed out the entire site would run over 100 single spaced pages; there are, in addition, links to the full text of hundreds of newspaper stories and reports. It is very probably the most complete resource on the topic anywhere on the Web.

It is found at:

Over the past few months the scope of the Web site has expanded from the rain forest project to include material related to the broader range of attractions and economic development generally (including gambling casinos) in which the proposed rain forest exists and by which it must be evaluated.

If you are interested in following this subject, you might also want to check in from time to time with the Iowa Pork Forest blog for comments that are often humorous and entertaining as well as insightful.]

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