Municipal Pesticide Bans – The Hardship & Cost Of This #@!!% NONSENSE – Langley, British Columbia – 2012 03 13
MARCH 13th, 2012
LETTER TO THE EDITOR ― MEDIA RELEASE
RESPONSE TO CHRISTINA BECK ( CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY )
TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA
When it comes to PESTICIDE BANS, Township of Langley can learn a lot from the experience of those jurisdictions that have SUFFERED THE HARDSHIP AND COST OF THIS #@!!% NONSENSE !
And there is little debate about the fact that BANS convert communities into SHABBIER AND WEED-INFESTED GARBAGE DUMPS.
CATACLYSMIC COST INCREASE OF PESTICIDE BANS
According to Non-Expert Anti-Pesticide Activist Christina Beck, the CATACLYSMIC COST INCREASE OF A PESTICIDE BAN in the District Municipality of Langley will range between 12,540 and 25,081 dollars.
Ridiculously … Beck has the estimate worked out to within 1 dollar.
Beck’s estimates are WRONG !
Beck even CONTRADICTS the ESTIMATES from her own organization.
On January 29th, 2009, Canadian Cancer Society CONSERVATIVELY ESTIMATED the CATACLYSMIC COST INCREASE OF A PESTICIDE BAN ―
The implementation cost of a pesticide-control by-law is 50 CENTS TO 1 DOLLAR PER PERSON PER YEAR, decreasing over time.
Since the District Municipality of Langley has a population of 105,000, it can be extrapolated from Canadian Cancer Society that the CATACLYSMIC COST INCREASE OF A PESTICIDE BAN WILL RANGE FROM 50,000 TO 100,000 DOLLARS PER YEAR, OR MORE.
Langley’s Municipal Officials have already estimated a COST INCREASE OF AT LEAST 60,000 DOLLARS.
Moreover, there will be NO DECREASE in the CATACLYSMIC COST OF A PESTICIDE BAN, except in cases when WEED-INFESTED and INSECT-DESTROYED Green Spaces are simply ABANDONED AS GARBAGE DUMPS, and no more money will be wasted on them.
Municipal Green Spaces will become GARBAGE DUMPS because Green Alternative Pesticides are INEFFECTIVE, INADEQUATE, HIGH-RISK, INEFFECTIVE, MORE TOXIC, and STUNNINGLY EXPENSIVE !
Municipal Green Spaces will also become GARBAGE DUMPS because Integrated Pest Management strategies are FAILURES and a WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY.
Who can afford this #@!!% PESTICIDE BAN NONSENSE ?!?!
The following segments include examples of the CATACLYSMIC COST INCREASE OF PESTICIDE BANS, with links to reports and references ―
CORNWALL, ONTARIO ― 40,000 DOLLARS DEFENDING PROHIBITION
In 2008, Cornwall undertook a NEEDLESS extensive public education campaign with the CATACLYSMIC COST of as much as 40,000 DOLLARS.
HAMILTON, ONTARIO ― 250,000 DOLLARS EXTRA PER YEAR
In 2009, Hamilton had to replace or stop the use of LINE-BURNING AND STOP FIELD LINE-MARKING ON SPORTS FIELDS with the use of the herbicide Roundup, with the CATACLYSMIC COST INCREASE to tax-payers of 250,000 DOLLARS EXTRA PER YEAR.
KINGSTON, ONTARIO ― RE-SODDING EVERY THREE YEARS
Because of 2008 Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, Kingston sports fields LOOK LIKE GARBAGE DUMPS, and need to be RE-SODDED or RE-SEEDED EVERY THREE YEARS.
LAWRENCE, KANSAS, U.S.A. ― HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS MORE
Before 2009 PROHIBITION, Lawrence spent less than 10,000 dollars per year for pest control products, but CATACLYSMIC COST OF A PESTICIDE BAN would be 213,000 DOLLARS for equipment, 116,000 DOLLARS ANNUALLY for staff, and 95,000 DOLLARS ANNUALLY for materials.
LINCOLN CITY, OREGON, U.S.A. ― 200 MORE STAFF HOURS PER YEAR ON HANDS AND KNEES
Since 2007, Lincoln City’s parks suffered a SURGE OF WEED GROWTH, and in 2010 alone, 260 STAFF HOURS were required with people ON THEIR HANDS AND KNEES WEEDING, and they still COULD NOT KEEP UP WITH THE WEEDS.
PORTLAND, OREGON, U.S.A. ― THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS MORE
Before 2004 PROHIBITION, Portland spent a mere 371 DOLLARS PER YEAR to keep the weeds out; however, PESTICIDE-FREE PARKS came with the CATACLYSMIC COST of 3,621 DOLLARS in annual maintenance, and 9,455 DOLLARS in start-up costs for each new park.
REVELSTOKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA ― UP TO DOUBLE THE COST
Revelstoke Government Officials estimated the CATACLYSMIC COST OF A 2011 PESTICIDE BAN will INCREASE to from 25,000 to up to 45,000 DOLLARS.
RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA ― 210,000 DOLLARS MORE PER YEAR
Richmond’s 2009 PROHIBITION came with CATACLYSMIC COST INCREASE of 210,000 DOLLARS PER YEAR for additional parks labour, education, advocacy, and enforcement.
SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA ― 1,000,000 DOLLARS MORE PER YEAR
Since Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION was IMPOSED by the City of Surrey in 2010, Municipal Officials indicated that the CATACLYSMIC COST would be 1,000,000 DOLLARS MORE ANNUALLY to manually manage weeds without the use of chemicals.
VERNON ( COLDSTREAM ), BRITISH COLUMBIA ― THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN HOEING AND RENOVATION
After 2009 PROHIBITION, Coldstream’s BASEBALL DIAMOND was OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS and in an UNUSABLE CONDITION FOR PLAYING SAFELY, and needed almost 12,000 dollars PER WEEK for HOEING and DRAGGING.
The OFFICIAL MOTTO of the Township of Langley is « Nothing Without Effort ».
Can Langley afford the hardship and cost of this #@!!% PESTICIDE BAN NONSENSE ?!?!
Canadian Cancer Society is CONCOCTING UNSCIENTIFIC PANIC against pest control products.
Langley Officials should tell the Cancer-Lunatics to Get Off Their grASS !
Any PROHIBITION against pest control products is NOT JUSTIFIED because STRICT REGULATIONS based on scientific research already PROTECT our health and our environment.
NORAHG has archived even more information on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site …
CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE CAUSED BY ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION
FAILURE OF ORGANIC PESTICIDE-FREE MAINTENANCE
THE MYTHS ABOUT ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION
WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G
NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green space industry.
NORAHG morally represents the VAST SILENT MAJORITY of people associated with turf and ornamental plant maintenance who are OPPOSED to Anti Pesticide PROHIBITION and the CLOSURE or ABANDONMENT of green spaces under the RIDICULOUS PRETEXT of somehow « saving » the environment.
NORAHG is a NATIONAL NON PROFIT NON PARTISAN organization that does not accept money from corporations or governments or trade associations, and represents NO VESTED INTERESTS WHATSOEVER.
NORAHG is dedicated to reporting the work of RESPECTED and HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS who promote ENVIRONMENTAL REALISM and PESTICIDE TRUTHS.
NORAHG was the brainchild of William H. Gathercole and his colleagues in 1991. Mr. Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as founder.
We are living in the DARK AGE OF ANTI PESTICIDE TERRORISM where sound science is trumped by JUNK SCIENCE and UNVERIFIABLE SECRET EVIDENCE through FABRICATION, INNUENDO, and INTERNET RUMOUR ― scientific research PROVES that pest control products CAUSE NO HARM and can be USED SAFELY.
HUJE are enviro-lunatics, anti-pesticide activists, and lawn-haters, who particularly DESPISE the golf industry.
There is NO RECOURSE but LITIGATION against these HUJE.
Another RECOURSE is to SEEK the CANCELLATION of GOVERNMENT GRANTS and REVOCATION of the TAX EXEMPT STATUS of their organizations.
HUJE should Get OFF Our grASS, and they should Roast In Hell.
NORAHG manages the Library Force Of Nature Reports and References, which is a VAST ARCHIVE of DOCUMENTS, AUDIO CLIPS, and VIDEOS on ALL Anti Pesticide Terrorist Acts of Subversion.
The purpose of this ARCHIVE is to provide information that will lead to a SUCCESSFUL LITIGATION against Anti-Pesticide Vermin.
All names, statements, activities, and affiliations have been ARCHIVED for the intention of eventual CRIMINAL CHARGES.
When CRIMINAL CHARGES for FRAUD and CONSPIRACY are laid, legal experts say that there is sufficient information to lead to a SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION !
For The Pesticide Truths Web-Site that contains History, Links, Audios, Videos, and Media News Reports right off the press, go to the following link …
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