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I Cry For My Trees


Business  (tags: George Feighner age 86, eminent domain ruling, Tenn. Gas Pipeline Co., 60-acre NJ property, hundreds of trees, protesters, Pennsylvania, New Jersey )

Judy
- 549 days ago - commondreams.org
A day after federal energy officials gave their go-ahead in an eminent domain ruling, chainsaw crews working for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. began felling the first of hundreds of trees on the 60-acre New Jersey property of George Feighner, 86...



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Christeen Anderson (474)
Monday February 18, 2013, 4:48 pm
This is so very sad.
 

Elle B. (81)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:50 pm
“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.” ― Isaac Newton

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” ― Mohandas K. Gandhi

“The question is whether any civilization can wage relentless war on life without destroying itself, and without losing the right to be called civilized.” ― Rachel Carson

"A nation that destroys it's soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people." —Franklin D. Roosevelt

"No man manages his affairs as well as a tree does." ― George Bernard Shaw

“One impulse from a vernal wood
May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good,
Than all the ages can.”
― William Wordsworth
 

Judy C. (106)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:10 pm
I agree, Christeen! This heartbreaking scenario has been playing out so much, giving right of way to the destructive fossil fuel industry.

Thanks for those excellent quotes, Elle.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 3:12 am
Sad.. these age old trees so brutally destroyed....
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:54 am
It's too horrible!
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:28 am
Where does it all end. Trees are my favorite of all things including birds and insects.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:44 am
Tears in my eyes now too.
 

Jane K. (10)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:11 am
I am so sorry this happened to you and your trees Mr Feighner. It's a loss for all of us on the planet.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:43 am
Sad.
 

Beth Tatum (83)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 12:52 pm
Very sad. I can't help but wonder though, if this might not be karma. Still, very sad. We must stop cutting down old trees to make way for pipe lines.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:21 pm
Feighner, who said he felt "sick to my stomach" when he first heard the chainsaws, has been fighting over a year against the pipeline, which is the project of a subsidiary of the Tar Sands lead company.

The Tar Sands, again. This is another nightmare people, and we have a lot of nightmares out there from Mountain Top Removal, Fracking, constant oil spills in our waters and radiation poisoning from a future Fukishima or Chernobyl that is in the making. It will happen, they keep happening, these environmental disasters.

It is karma Beth to all of us when we as a majority of the people have failed to stand up for all of our relations, and that includes the Tall Ones, the Trees. People who had not worked for the Oil Companies are having the same take over of the land of which they thought they owned in other places.

Like the "too big to fail Banks" these Companies are worth more than Countries and they have bought out the Representatives in Countries. This is the same thing that is happening in Texas, that when a Canadian Corporation called the police to have a bunch of people removed on the land that the homeowner had asked them upon, that is the end of YOU having any rights. With NDAA signed in, you can be disappeared.

Your right as the small person is to pay your taxes on the property but have none of the rights to it. That another entity, that has paid no taxes, didn't pay for the land, can come upon it, remove your guests, have them arrested, by our own law enforcement, and tell you that they, the Corporation, are going to do this or that with your land, and are allowed to do so. It is over folks. Life as you knew it is over.

It is as over as it was for the American Indian that roamed freely upon the land and had their homes taken away, their lives ripped apart, their children and other family members sickened with blankets laced with small pox. Depending upon others mercy to deliver food to them when their ability to feed themselves was removed. A greed that came upon the others to sell the meat along the way so that when it got to the Indians there was little left and of that it was rotten. How many now are at the mercy of others to feed them, their jobs sent away or destroyed by greed of a few at the expense of the many.

If it be karma, then that is the karma, that the First inhabitants upon this land had warned those who came here about. That their lifestyle was not sustaining and a great sorrow would one day befall those who were non Indian. That maybe it was the Indian that fell first to the advancement of a civilization that wasn't at all so civilized, but that they, the Indians, would not be the last or only ones to be victims.

So now the Corporations are doing the same to all the people who are in the way that was once done to the native people upon this land, or in the rain forests, and the other indigeneous around the world who were the victims of a run away system that didn't take into thought the morality of what they were doing, to the people or the land.
 

Brian M. (145)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:34 pm
This makes my heart sick with sadness.
 

Robert Tomlinson (64)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 4:14 pm
So many of these types of things are happening.......many in republican dominated states. They always talk about individual freedoms, but they almost always side with the corporations.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 4:37 pm
Sad. Thanks
 

Eternal Gardener (731)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 4:45 pm
Our planet has become a corporate walhalla... FIGHT THEM, VOTE GREEN!!!
 

Winn Adams (191)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:28 pm
sad Thanks
 

linda g. (3)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:53 pm
I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all. Ogden Nash US humorist & poet (1902 ...May 19, 1971).
 

june t. (65)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:11 pm
sad....
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:10 am
Thanks Judy.

Eloquently stated Dandelion and true to the core.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 5:49 am
Noted, thanks.!!
 

Patricia R. (12)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 4:53 pm
thanx
 

Silvia Gonzalez (32)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 7:22 am
It's very sad.
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Friday February 22, 2013, 5:46 am
Deeply regrettable. On behalf of progress people abuse and destroy the environment. Sooner or later we will pay dearly for this account in the name of progress. Sorry but I think differently because progress is to preserve and not destroy the environment.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday February 25, 2013, 12:09 pm
:(
 

Frans Badenhorst (551)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 12:32 pm
.. I really can not express in words the absolute SADNESS that fills me when reading this, I really FEEL your pain George.....this is beyond SAD......the audacity of the human race.....
 
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