Okay, bare with me. Read this… Concrete Wildeness
As humans, we think everything is about us. I hope one of these days that thinking backfires on us. I think it already has. Take Hurricane Katrina and the New Orleans debacle. Maybe we shouldn’t build in low lying, flood prone areas. I just don’t understand why we can’t figure that one out. Also, with colder weather here, why do we spread salt and brine all over the roads because a few over-passes freeze up and cause some goof ball to bust his bumper? Its a waste of tax payer money and can’t be good for the environment. I wonder if those that make the decisions to spread salt over the roads would like it if I dumped pounds of salt in their drinking water and inside their house? Probably not. I’d say that fish, birds, etc. don’t either. People must take responsibility for themselves. If it is icy and you decide to travel roads, then the onus must be yours to travel safely. If you can’t, then you should not be out.
The Ocoee Wilderness area of the Cherokee National Forest is a nice little piece of land that doesn’t need a 4 lane splitting it down the middle. Just like Townsend didn’t. Lets hope this doesn’t go through.