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On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

'Mr. Campbell, what are you smoking?'

... so says NDP leader Joy MacPhail in response to a letter that Gordon Campbell wrote to the New York Times that claimed that British Columbia had more old-growth forest than it did 100 years ago.

Campbell's letter came in response to a Times article that noted that the depletion of coastal rainforest habitat has threatened native species including the spotted owl.

MacPhail said that even a sixth-grade student would know that there can be no more old growth forset now than there was 100 years ago in B.C.

Premier Campbell has been under attack for his government's approach to environmental protection. The Campbell government's plans call for more industry self-regulation and voluntary compliance with standards for habitat protection and resouce extraction in environmentally sensitive areas.
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