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As some of you may know, I've gotten my undies in a wad a few times over this Baxter Land swap deal but not for the reasons some may think.

I have been working my butt off since this thing came to light in order to find out the truth about certain things and I've come to the conclusion that there are very few honest people left in this world. The only one I have found thus far, is the clerk who mailed me all the documentation about the deal - at least what he was told he could send me.

The infectious greed, hate and lying has caught on everywhere. It's the "all about me" generation that is for sure. I have been called some pretty good names because of my position I've taken on this issue.

If you want to know what I've been writing about for some time visit the below link and pull up a chair and be entertained - I hope. I'm not asking that you agree with my position. I'm asking you to be informed - maybe there is some truth in this that you didn't know about.

http://maineoutdoorstoday.com/blog/?p=290

This was this mornings post, which once again got my undies wedged up my butt.

Trying to find out the truth in this matter is difficult. First off, I am not owner of the Bangor Daily News, the Portland Press Herald or the Boston Globe, so no one will answer my inquiries.

We have all been led to believe that Maine would get $5.5 million dollars for the sale of the 7,400 acres of public lands that will ultimately end up in the hands of Gardner Land Co.

Today we find out that $3.1 million will be the proceeds. AND when you look at the fine print, the Maine Constitution says that any public land sold has to be replaced acre for acre of equal quality land for the same uses as the land sold - unless both Houses approve otherwise by a 2/3 majority.

Guess what, the 2/3 vote is coming because of a compromise bill and it is my understanding that the way the entire thing came about, the part of the Constitution "guaranteeing" the replacement of public lands may in fact be null and void.

Secret negotions are always in the taxpayers best interest when dealing with crooked politicians. NOT

The bottom line is this and you can sugar coat it, you can use any excuse you want, but this is the reality.

Gardner Land Company is going to sell their 6,000 acres of land for $14 million. (This is the amount of money that is being raised to purchase all the lands that Gardner will end up with. You can say that it doesn't matter, it's private donations, yada, yada, yada! Someone is paying for it!)

For $14 million dollars, they end up with about 14,000 acres of forested land - enough to work for the next 10 years as the owner of Gardner has said. Maine gets $3.1 million for its 7,400 acres spread out over 6 counties.

YOU DO THE MATH!!
 

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This ought to wind you up!!!


What if Garnner Land Co. decides to do what Plum Creek is doing now??? Selling off giant subdivisions and making a huge profit on Maine's PUBLIC LANDS! Will we be allowed to hunt, trap and fish in and around the homes in these subdivisions?

We're taking it up the backside and not even getting kissed!
 

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This has been part of my argument that there are no guarantees with anything in this deal. The only ones demanding their way and getting it are the conservationist elite, who want Baxter to themselves.

Gardner keeps saying their intentions are to keep logging but we all know what money can do to anyones thinking.

They just might do that Jack or log it off and sell it to some land developer and here we go. This chapter has been written in just about every state in the Union while idiots sit back with their smug little attitudes saying over and over, "Maine hunters have enough land to hunt on now".

At this rate, there will be nothing left in 10 - 15 years.

The day will come when we all will be saying, "coulda, woulda, shoulda"
 

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How's this?

Private hunting and fishing land for sale in south central Maine.
Trout brook runs through the property, then into the famous Cobbsee Stream, where you can fish for Bass until the end of November.
Beaver ponds along the brookare excellant for trapping opporunities. Whitetail Deer, Turkey, Grouse, Rabbit, Fox, Coyote and more!

Sporting Camp is an "allowed use" as per the land use ordinance, and this property is zoned for "Planned Development"

The property is located just four (4) miles from I-95 and the Maine Turnpike at Gardiner.

At present there is a small selective timber harvesting operation on a portion of this property, which can continue or be terminated if you wish. The harvesting is taking place to enhance the wildlife and create areas more suited for hunting and/or photographic purposes!

I've looked around the web and places like this are going for millions!!!
OK, let's start the bidding at say..... $199,000.
 
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