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As per request, the interviews have been re-established! Interviews are a chance to get to know one of your fellow VBers better. The first interviewee was selected by popular vote. Each interviewee will then be able to select his/her successor.<br><br><br><br>
Interviews will run from (approximately) Monday one week until Monday the next.<br><br><br><br>
Starter questions:<br><br>
Question limit:<br><br>
Gender:<br><br>
Age:<br><br>
Birthday:<br><br>
Location:<br><br>
Dietary Path/Reason Why::<br><br>
Favorite food(s):<br><br>
Brief Intro:<br><br>
Picture:<br><br>
Website (your own or one of your favorites)<br><br><br><br>
Previous interviews can be found here:<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=57392" target="_blank">Libellula</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=57785" target="_blank">Tesseract</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=58158" target="_blank">Amy SF</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=58507" target="_blank">goettling</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=59006" target="_blank">karenlovessnow</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=59323" target="_blank">elibrown</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=59679" target="_blank">Moechalatte</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=59985" target="_blank">Ludi</a><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=60642" target="_blank">Tom</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=61203" target="_blank">MrsKey</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=61592" target="_blank">Indian Summer</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=62205" target="_blank">Diana</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=62565" target="_blank">veggiejanie</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=62923" target="_blank">isowish</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=63427" target="_blank">purrpelle</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=63824" target="_blank">Blue Plastic Straw</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=64199" target="_blank">OregonAmy</a>,<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=64452" target="_blank">Jessica Alana</a>,<a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=64760" target="_blank">Compassionate1</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=65084" target="_blank">Jeezycreezy</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=65344" target="_blank">Nigel</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=65634" target="_blank">~Wonder</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=65984" target="_blank">Troub</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=66383" target="_blank">Sevenseas</a>,<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=66633" target="_blank">Azalea</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=67032" target="_blank">Inie</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=67391" target="_blank">Avocado</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=67720" target="_blank">~Brandon</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=68105" target="_blank">Jenna</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=68433" target="_blank">Queenfluff</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=68759" target="_blank">Spidergrrl</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=69094" target="_blank">WonderRandy</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=69401" target="_blank">Hummus!</a>, <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=69898" target="_blank">Michael</a>
 

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Hi, TnS! I don't think I've ever spoken to you even though you've been one of the 'usual faces' round here ever since I can remember...so this will be a chance for me to learn nifty stuff about you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
What's your favourite item of clothing?<br><br>
Cats or dogs?<br><br>
Do you have any siblings? What's your relationship like with them?<br><br>
What challenges did you face growing up as a vegetarian-since-birth, if any?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
01. describe your best childhood memory.<br><br>
02. what's your favorite fruit? veggie? what do you like to grow the most of?<br><br>
03. do you have a favorite piece of art?<br><br>
04. what's one thing about you that most people don't know?<br><br>
05. have any crazy talent?<br><br><br><br>
(I'll be back once i think of some more!)
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">I'm gonna wait til I read the intro questions to post any of my own...<br><br><br><br>
But I just wanted to say:<br><br>
It's about time you got interviewed!!!!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"></span>
 

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No kidding, TNS is definitely due for an interview.<br><br><br><br>
I'm also waiting until you answer the first round of questions, dahlin'.
 

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One of my favorite VBers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><br><br><br><br>
What's your favorite part about gardening?<br><br>
What are you going to plant this spring/summer?<br><br>
Do you have an embarrassing story to share?<br><br>
What's the most exotic place you've ever traveled to?<br><br>
What is your absolute favorite thing to cook?<br><br>
Do you like having guests over?<br><br>
Can I crash on your couch?
 

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Hey darlin! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
Can you see Mt. Rainier from your house?<br><br>
Do you have an escape plan for when Mt. Rainier blows?<br><br>
What's your favorite Washington produce?<br><br>
What's your favorite Washington wine?<br><br>
Have you ever gone up to the top of the Space Needle?<br><br>
Have you ever been to McCleary (my hometown)?<br><br>
How do you feel about sustainable forestry? Spotted owls?
 

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hello <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Tofu! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
Kickin' around at home: Shoes, socks, sandals, slippers or barefoot?<br><br><br><br>
What culinary delights would you pack for a picnic in the park?<br><br><br><br>
What kind of music would you not want to live without?<br><br><br><br>
Do you have a favorite movie? What genre of movie is your favorite? Do you prefer to laugh or cry when you watch a movie?<br><br><br><br>
What's the most challenging thing about being a single mom AND a vegan mom?<br><br><br><br>
What does your favorite piece of jewelry look like?<br><br><br><br>
Are you currently reading any fiction? Do you have any favorites among the fiction genre?<br><br><br><br>
Ever try your hand at poetry?<br><br><br><br>
I'll stop here, let you catch your breath, and ask more later. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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(To the tune of "Are you sleeping?")<br><br><br><br>
Where is Marti?<br><br>
Where is Marti?<br><br>
TNS, TNS<br><br>
We want to hear you<br><br>
talk about your life<br><br>
Froggy, don't hog her<br><br>
Froggy, let her talk.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
i was just going to ask where she's hiding.
 

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ok. i'm throwing out these questions.<br><br><br><br>
01. What is your favorite word?<br><br>
02. What is your least favorite word?<br><br>
03. What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]?<br><br>
04. What turns you off?<br><br>
05. What is your favorite curse word?<br><br>
06. What sound or noise do you love?<br><br>
07. What sound or noise do you hate?<br><br>
08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?<br><br>
09. What profession would you not like to do?<br><br>
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
 

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<span style="font-size:xx-small;">i don't know if i should keep asking questions or not. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:"></span>
 

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<span style="color:#FF0000;"><span style="font-size:large;">OK, OK, OK! I'm here. I swear I didn't KNOW they'd started this whole thread yet...<br><br><br><br>
SORRY!</span></span>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>isowish</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
What's your favourite item of clothing?<br><br>
Cats or dogs?<br><br>
Do you have any siblings? What's your relationship like with them?<br><br>
What challenges did you face growing up as a vegetarian-since-birth, if any?</div>
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isowish! I always love reading the stuff you post, glad you're first in line here!<br><br><br><br>
My favorite item of clothing (that I'd wear in public <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lipsrsealed2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sealed:">) is a tye-dye tee shirt with rain-forest frogs on it.<br><br><br><br>
I have both cats (3) and a dog but I'm more of a cat person honestly.<br><br><br><br>
I am the oldest of 6. (5 younger sisters).<br><br>
We all get along pretty well for short periods of time, or when one-on-one, but get all of us together for longer than a day and it gets hectic, though not miserable I guess.<br><br>
I was in high school when the younger three were born, and then away working at summer camp in the summers (then off to college) so I really felt like I didn't "grow up" with them.<br><br><br><br>
Growing up vegetarian I really was sheltered I think - and grew up in a small community, so wasn't aware of the "challanges" out there... (I also think life was easier way back then - I'm old ya know!) Plus my folks were a known as quirky "health-food-freakish-almost-hippie" folks, so no one questioned it much I guess...<br><br>
Grade-school was a small rural school without a hot lunch program - we all ate lunches and traded snacks and no one thought a thing about me always bringing peanut-butter-and jelly. Everyone thought my home-made stuff was the best anyway.<br><br>
When I went to parties and such, my mom always called ahead to make sure there was going to be CHEESE pizza or something I could eat - the idea of eating animals was just foreign to me - like asking me to eat rocks or something - I didn't even think of it as "food". Friends would try to "tempt" me with fried chicken or whatever and I was never interested.<br><br>
I am sure I consumed some animal products (gelatin, etc.) without knowing it.<br><br>
When we travelled, we usually packed picnic lunches and our own snacks - though even back then, most diner-type places had grilled cheese sandwiches, fettucini, mac-n-cheese, plenty for lacto-ovos and we never ate fast food. Ever.<br><br>
In high school I never mentioned it and really only a few friends knew, it didn't seem different or 'weird' at all since I'd grown up that way; There were always plenty of options (chips, junk food or salads and fruit) at parties, friends places, school cafeteris, etc, so it wasn't until about college that I really realized other people out there thought being vegetarian was odd. I met other people in college who were "vegetarian" too and they ate fish, so I assumed it was an OK thing - just a type of vegetarian I hadn't known about... so I did eat fish off and on for maybe a year or less until I really started to THINK about the whole concept... fish=animals=not a vegetable <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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<span style="font-size:large;">"STARTER QUESTIONS":<br><br>
(Ooops, I should have done these first.)</span><br><br><br><br>
OKAAY - (*deep breath...*) Here we go...<br><br><br><br><b>Question limit</b>:<br><br>
No limit, but if I don't want to answer a question, I won't. Don't be offended, I probably still like you.<br><br><b>Gender</b>:<br><br>
Female, definitely all female<br><br><b>Age</b>:<br><br>
Ack. Forty and a bit more - age is simply a state of mind anyway (besides - you know what they say about 'older women'...)<br><br><b>Birthday</b>:<br><br>
Virgo<br><br><b>Location</b>:<br><br>
Washington State<br><br><b>Dietary Path/Reason Why</b>:<br><br>
Vegetarian all my life due to my oddly conservative, yet long-haired "hippie" parents who raised me on granola and twigs for "health" reasons (though ironically forced me to drink at least two glasses of milk *gag* *gag* every day! I may need therapy for that one day...)<br><br>
Currently vegan (due in part to the more tolerant and ...um...friendly individuals on this board!) and for health and compassionate living reasons.<br><br><b>Favorite food(s):</b><br><br>
Ethnic and HOT!:<br><br>
Thai, Indian and Mexican - anything with chiles, garlic or ginger and I'm good, especially if Froggy cooks it, or I don't have to cook it myself.<br><br><b>Brief Intro</b>:<br><br>
--- Single mom to three wonderful daughters ages 16, 13 and 7, two of them also vegetarian-almost vegan (vegan when with me anyway). They are, of course, my passion, my life, my reason for waking up each morning.<br><br>
--- Madly, crazy-nuts about a certain VBer...<br><br>
--- If you haven't already guessed, I love to cook - especially wowing non-veg friends with vegan treats - I love blogging and sharing recipes and other "foodie" stuff.<br><br>
--- I used to own, and still ride and train, Arabian show horses; love to garden, sew, read, play chess and Scrabble, tinker with friends websites and simple computer "problems"; draw, throw pottery, hang out with my girls, collect antique children's books.<br><br>
--- I love the out-of-doors, (easy) hiking, nature, camping, spending time anywhere on or around Puget Sound - I love anything and everything about living in the NorthWest.<br><br>
--- I have wonderful friends, many are my kids' friends parents, co-workers (from a previous job) and friends from church; as well as a bunch of very special, and awesome online friends whom I consider myself just as close to...I love ALL my friends - love talking, chatting, hanging out, going out to eat, shopping, movies, quiet time, noisy times, socializing, just doing "stuff" and most of all, spending time with the people I love.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jenna</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
01. describe your best childhood memory.<br><br>
02. what's your favorite fruit? veggie? what do you like to grow the most of?<br><br>
03. do you have a favorite piece of art?<br><br>
04. what's one thing about you that most people don't know?<br><br>
05. have any crazy talent?</div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> Jenna!<br><br><br><br>
1.) Best childhood memories would be the cross-country road trips for many summers, in our gigantic and ancient moterhome! We had SUCH a blast! Very idyllic 70's stuff: listening to John Denver and Barry Manilow on 8-track and picnicking on red-checked table cloths - visiting Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone and Abe Lincoln's birthplace and the Hershey Chocolate Factory and every tourist trap and hysterical monument in between.<br><br><br><br>
2.) Favorite fruit? Fresh Washington state raspberries and blueberries.<br><br>
Favorite veggie? Artichoke<br><br>
I like growing tomatoes the most, not much is better than a sun-ripened tomato in the middle of summer...<br><br>
3.) My favorite piece of art? Um... I don't know that I have one favorite piece. My favorite artists are Rubens and Renoir because of the beautiful way they portrayed fuller-figured women, :grin: and Georgia O'Keeffe because, oh my gosh - the colors she used! Stunning...<br><br>
I also love (and have studied) Pacific Northwest Indian Art.<br><br>
4.) Most people don't know I was adopted at birth and though my adopted family will always be my "real" family, I was curious. With my (adoptive) parents help and encouragement, in my 30's I did a search that took several years, but located found my birth father and family. They were THRILLED and welcomed me with open arms and hearts. I am incredibly lucky and blessed now, to have two families! Two sets of loving aunts, uncles, grandparents, siblings, cousins... very awesome.<br><br>
5.) Crazy talent? Um, not that I can talk about in public... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lipsrsealed2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sealed:">
 

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One of my favorite VBers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><br><br>
What's your favorite part about gardening?<br><br>
What are you going to plant this spring/summer?<br><br>
Do you have an embarrassing story to share?<br><br>
What's the most exotic place you've ever traveled to?<br><br>
What is your absolute favorite thing to cook?<br><br>
Do you like having guests over?<br><br>
Can I crash on your couch?</div>
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Aww... why thank-you kindly! Your posts inspire me... and give me hope that some day my teenagers will also be able to write in more than single syllables!<br><br><br><br>
---Favorite part about gardening: Being outside and harvesting things I myself have grown.<br><br>
---Planting this spring/summer: Herbs, kale, tomatoes, zucchini, green beans.<br><br>
---Embarrassing story to share: Oh gosh... several involving learning to drive, or intimate moments in rather public places. Many having to do with toddlers in the grocery store...<br><br>
OH! YES!<br><br>
I was driving a rental car while mine was in the shop and it was a station wagon with those extra seats in the far back. I let my kids (age 3 and 5 then) ride in the far back where they could sing at the top of their lungs with the radio and NOT sing directly in my ears... (They sang ALL the time!)<br><br>
So, they were singing loudly to the check-out clerk at the grocery store and she cheerfully said "Are you going to sing loud songs all the way home for Mommy?" and they said so innocently: "If we sing very loud in the car, Mommy locks us in the trunk."<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"> Um... yeah... there was silence in the entire store, I swear. Try explaining THAT one!<br><br>
--- Most exotic place you've ever traveled to: I probably interpret "exotic" differently than most people, but places in the good ol' USA have impressed me the most: The Everglades, Yellowstone, The Grand Canyon, Mt. Rainier...<br><br>
--- Absolute favorite thing to cook: Curry anything, potato anything or veggies from my own garden.<br><br>
--- I Like having guests over: I stress a little 'cause my house is small, crowded and never perfectly tidy but I DO love, love, love having people over and do it fairly often!<br><br>
--- Can I crash on your couch: YES! Any time!
 

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Hey darlin! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
Can you see Mt. Rainier from your house?<br><br>
Do you have an escape plan for when Mt. Rainier blows?<br><br>
What's your favorite Washington produce?<br><br>
What's your favorite Washington wine?<br><br>
Have you ever gone up to the top of the Space Needle?<br><br>
Have you ever been to McCleary (my hometown)?<br><br>
How do you feel about sustainable forestry? Spotted owls?</div>
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Hey good-lookin'! How's my favorite used-to-be-from Washington VBer?<br><br><br><br>
--- Can I see Mt. Rainier from my house? Yes, If I climb on the roof and lean W-A-Y over the east side... (Or if a couple neighbors strategically cut several dozen huge trees...).<br><br>
--- Do I have an escape plan for if it blows? No. Other than an "emergency kit" in my van and neurotically carrying my cell phone EVERYWHERE because of this exact worry.<br><br>
--- Fave Washington produce? Berries. Though Walla Walla asparagus and sweet onions are right up there too.<br><br>
--- Fave Washington wine? Oh my. There are SO many...<br><br>
My latest finds, a 2005 Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Reisling, Stella Raspberry fruit wine (non-vintage) from Hoodsport, and the Columbia Grand Estates Chardonnays.<br><br>
--- Been to the top of the Space Needle many a time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br>
--- Been to McCleary? Yes. My friends and I went to their "Bear Festival" on a lark one summer as rowdy and ill-behaved teen-agers.<br><br>
--- Sustainable forestry and Spotted Owls? Oh man, you really ARE going to get me up on a soapbox, aren't you? I'm biased because I grew up in and around timber-supported communities and I have family and friends who work in timber-related employment. People call me a "tree-hugger" because I am outspoken about protecting the environment and natural resources - but maybe they don't know I actually think sustainable forestry is a good thing as long as it's managed efficiently, old growth is left standing and efforts are made to protect forest ecosystems. It's a renewable source of revenue for the state and for many people who work and live here (even those not in the timber industry directly). If sufficient old-growth is left standing, spotted owls and other target species won't suffer habitat reduction and end up on lobbyists "endangered" lists. I am 100% for protecting the owls, don't get me wrong; but I think the issues were originally blown WAY WAY out of proportion and alienated a lot of people in the process.
 
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