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Letters to the Editor

Smarter move

November 7, 2010

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To the editor:

Missouri is smarter than Kansas. The Kansas Department of Transportation now has the money and plans to run the trafficway through the Haskell Wetlands (Journal-World, Oct. 31, page 1B).

Missouri farmers, meanwhile, will be paid by the federal government $4,500,000 yearly for the acres they have chosen to create as wetlands (J-W, Oct. 31, page 8B).

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Jimo 3 years, 5 months ago

Yes, only in Missouri is dampened dry land designated a "wetland." I'm sure the flora and fauna will figure it - it'll be curtains for the dumb ones that don't.

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mr_right_wing 3 years, 5 months ago

If you consider paying a farmer to flood an area and basically make it like a swamp; yeah I guess they're smarter over there on the other side of the boarder.

Back in the day they figured slavery was a good idea too.

Maybe it's time to relocate Roy.

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 5 months ago

"... create as wetlands..."

I think you mean designate as wetlands. Yeah, Clinton did the same thing in the 90's----more out west---and here we go again. If you're a hunter, with this and all the ridiculous commercialization of pheasant hunting for example, you either need to own or have permission to several hundred acres of private hunting land, or get ready to shell out about $150-200 per day to hunt which sucks by any standard. The feds think they own not only us, but also all the land.

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