Hi all; I have two thoughts on this:
1) seems to me that our using the term "fogging" plays into the pesticide-lovers frame of arguement. Fog, after all, connotes something natural and clean. 'Spraying' or another verb might be more appropriate to what they are doing IMHO.
2) I hope that no one was under
the impression that success would come immediately. I think that this struggle will take several seasons to alert enough people to mount a strong political effort.
Those are just my thoughts at this time.
On Friday, June 20,[masked]:06 AM, Tom Loeber <[address removed]> wrote:
Just saw notice on the news that they are spraying a part of Campbell and another area tonight.
I was working on my truck at a friend's house in that very same area, day before yesterday and I noticed standing water.
You look at the EPA's new form of classification and you can see that institution is corrupted. From what we saw of the SCC Vector Control referring to spraying done in Sacramento with no harm reported without the years that would be necessary to discern whether or not it killed people as evidence of their corruption. They want to kill first before helping the life of their jurisdiction do the simple work that is proven to abate the mosquitoes. It's a cash cow for professional sprayers and the chemical companies that make the pesticide. They will continue to spray over this summer and for years to come with their method that assures the mosquitoes continue to be found year in and year out.
Friend of mine's son lives in that area and I understand his wife is expecting. Maybe my buddy's first grand kid wont be born or maybe in years will get cancer and die due to this spraying.
The failed strategy that has allowed West Nile virus to spread across the US is sacred to the people of Vector Control and consequently, to the Board of Supervisors. They want to just kill, kill, kill with little or no concern for the health of the inhabitants in their jurisdiction.
The Board of Supervisors is incapable of governing. Our presentations to them has been for naught.
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