On his Keelynet website, Jerry wrote:
- totally UNNECESSARY loss, make your own rain - SEVERE DROUGHT LEAVES TEXAS WITH 600K FEWER CATTLE; http://t.co/fG5kmVO6 1 day ago
Apparently we did not get through to him.
So, here we go again:
There is a LAW in Texas that requires a PERMIT to engage in ANY FORM of weather modification. ANY FORM of it, Jerry. That includes cloudbusting. The law does not specify any particular method. It just says, "WEATHER MODIFICATION".
So by urging your readers to "make your own rain", you are urging them to commit a CRIME. It is the same as if you advised someone who needed money to "steal it". Weather modification in Texas without a permit is just as illegal as stealing money.
But I find it equally interesting that this article, which Jerry Decker feels justifies illegal cloudbusting, presents as the justification the reduction in the number of "hoofed locusts", the invasive species of cattle that do not belong on the North American continent and are destroying vast areas of the American West.
These animals, a species imported from Europe by greedy psychopaths who wanted to raise them for money, at the expense of ruining the ecological diversity of North America, are a blight on the landscape in Texas as everywhere else they have been imported to, as all invasive species always are.
There may be many good reasons to use cloudbusters to end the drought in Texas, but saving the cattle industry that has been devastating the land for the last two hundred years is not one of them.
The drought is bad, but cattle ranching is worse. Droughts come and go. The cattle industry keeps right on trashing the West, year after year. They are both disasters; to end a drought to save cattle ranchers from going broke and quitting the business and going away and doing something else for a living is counter-productive. The ideal outcome would be to let the drought to go on long enough to bankrupt the ranchers, and THEN end the drought.
The following links will give an overview of the incredible destructiveness of the cattle industry Jerry Decker wants to save by illegal cloudbusting, and why Texas, like everywhere else, would be better off without it:
Once again, I ask anyone who reads this to please take a moment to send Jerry Decker an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining to him that the cattle ranching industry is so destructive to the earth that instead of doing cloudbusting to rescue the damned cattle ranchers who are destroying the environment from a well-deserved economic collapse, it would be much better to hold off doing any cloudbusting and wait until the damned cattle ranchers have been driven into bankruptcy, and only THEN do cloudbusting to end the drought.