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Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 06-27-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
You're close. Saranac Lake mobilized to keep...

You're close. Saranac Lake mobilized to keep Walmart out. There were rumors of a Walmart coming to Tupper but I don't think anything ever came of it.
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-29-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
Thanks, Glen. So if a developer doesn't have a...

Thanks, Glen. So if a developer doesn't have a lot of capital on hand, they'd be less likely to get a bond? If they can't get a bond and the municipality says "go ahead and start anyway," and the...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-29-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
Yes- that map was helpful, thanks. I guess what I...

Yes- that map was helpful, thanks. I guess what I am interested in knowing is how the financing for all this infrastructure is set up and who is responsible for what. I would be grateful for as...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-29-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
I'm saying that locals had no say in the...

I'm saying that locals had no say in the development of Land Use Classifications. It was done entirely by George Davis and a limited number of APA staffers using criteria developed by Davis himself....
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-29-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
Well, first of all I think talking about any of...

Well, first of all I think talking about any of these issues prior to 1971 is a red herring, because the APA Act brought into play the statutes that we all live under and debate today. What Verplanck...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-28-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
Except these commissioners and the APA as whole...

Except these commissioners and the APA as whole follow statutes that were drafted long ago by a surprisingly small group of individuals with no local representation. Read George D. Davis' piece in...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-28-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
Sure, the people that live in these communities...

Sure, the people that live in these communities now weren't there in 1892, but many are the descendants of folks who were. At any rate, if we're going to talk about this in the context of the Park's...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-28-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
I want to address this because I see it as a...

I want to address this because I see it as a central issue in a lot of disagreements about the Adirondacks. The Adirondack Park IS a park, yes, but it is a very very different kind of beast. For one,...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-28-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
I think the answer to this, Neil, is as much...

I think the answer to this, Neil, is as much about the dynamic at play here as FD as an individual. Throughout the entire history of the Park - from the initial creation of the Forest Preserve to the...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-15-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
I'm not ignoring that at all. In fact, I have...

I'm not ignoring that at all. In fact, I have clearly stated several times that my objections are to preservationist arguments that use ideological valuations of wilderness, not arguments based on...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-15-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
But it is not a fact. Far from it. There is a...

But it is not a fact. Far from it. There is a substantial body of scholarship that argues the very validity of the concept of wilderness. That it has universal value is certainly not a fact. You may...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-15-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
On the contrary I have considered that deeply....

On the contrary I have considered that deeply. Putting the ecological benefits of this "wilderness" aside, why should the opportunities of these people be shuttered to uphold a philosophical ideal...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-15-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
The problem I see with this Random is talking...

The problem I see with this Random is talking about “collective values of our society.” The kind of “wilderness values” I am talking about are far from universal in American society. In fact, I’d...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-15-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
No, I don’t see any kind of aesthetic judgment...

No, I don’t see any kind of aesthetic judgment there either. But, I generally support these ecological arguments in favor of preservation. I suppose my objection is to the kind of argument that...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-14-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
Yeah, you could put it that way, as the moral...

Yeah, you could put it that way, as the moral high ground.

You're definitely right that this venue has a lot to do with seeing the prevalence of this attitude. I have found it to be pretty visible...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-14-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
I get the ecological argument, and your response...

I get the ecological argument, and your response shows me that I haven't asked my question carefully enough. In a lot of these debates wilderness is elevated for its aesthetic, spiritual, and...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-14-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
Excellent post, and a nice synthesis. Thanks! ...

Excellent post, and a nice synthesis. Thanks!

I would like to comment on one facet of your argument regarding sustainability. You say "we need strong, well-defined social values..." My question...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-10-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
I think a lot of people understand this. In fact,...

I think a lot of people understand this. In fact, I’d bet there are people who have read this thread that understand it much better than you or I do. You make a valid point but it is based on some...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-09-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
But why does the fact that it's scarce make it...

But why does the fact that it's scarce make it universally valuable? Aren't there people who don't believe in wilderness? At its heart, "wilderness" is a construction, not a reality. Moreover it's a...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 02-09-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 118,427
Posted By Frhill
The Adirondack Park and the APA were created with...

The Adirondack Park and the APA were created with minimal (if any) resident input. To see how few people were actually involved in the creation the APA, State Land Master Plan, etc., read George...
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