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Old 05-09-2011, 01:37 PM
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Ranchers caught red-handed destroying the forest where uncontacted Native Americans live:
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Wealthy landowners in Paraguay have been caught red-handed after newly-released satellite images showed their startling destruction of almost 4,000 hectares of forest – which is inhabited by uncontacted Indians.


Like a scene from Avatar: Bulldozers used for illegal deforestation, photographed by government investigators

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Old 05-09-2011, 02:05 PM
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4000 hectares!? What utter gits! Just how long will that take to get back?

I trust the punishment will be suitable, say death by lions?
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:30 PM
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And do you think the pigbastard politicians are going to do anything about it? I'm sure they're paid to look the other way...

...nasty sons of bitches, all of them. The ranchers and the people that cover their asses. Time for some karmic rebalance, methinks.
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At least finally a good application for space surveillance

4000 hektars - I think as horrible as that is - in the scope of things it is not even that much. The amount of ongoing deforestation is staggering. It is seveal million (!) hektars a year (in 2005 it was 13 mil), that is about 40.000 each day :,(
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Wow -- this news is awful!
Thanks for bringing it to our attention, redpaintednavi.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:37 AM
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This is very sad only, made even worse because people live there. How would you feel if Trump drove a bulldozer over your house?

The sad part is, most likely nothing will be done about it. It's just another "see pg.9" in the news, while who some celebrity is marrying this week is front page.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:05 AM
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Oh man.

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The sad part is, most likely nothing will be done about it. It's just another "see pg.9" in the news, while who some celebrity is marrying this week is front page.
So true.
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Alright, got it.

**hops into mecha and powers on weapon systems**

Fantasies aside, let's not cry over spilt milk; they caught them, and now they're f**ked.

4000 isn't as bad as 10,000, and it can be reclaimed, with some hard work.
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Alright, got it.

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Sadly, it takes many decades to reclaim the land as a forest and centuries to even come close to something that was lost. I just read an article referencing a study that showed that it took millions of years to establish the diverse ecosystems seen in the Amazon. This is not coming back in a few years of reforestation. Indeed this specific incident is really awful because of the uncontacted people - so it is not just forest and habitat for animals that is going away but also it is stealing land from people (again)
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Well, at least they got caught... but it will take a long time to restore that area, if it ever happens... At least catching them sends a message though, but then only if something is actually done afterwards.
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