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Comments for: LL Bean to give up to $1M to National Park Foundation

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  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to LLBean for their generosity and to the National Park Foundation for recognizing the need to get our children recreating in the great out of doors! More parks for ME!

    • Anonymous

      You can’t be in favor of the park,   All of those “that matter”  have said no.  Wait awhile, you will hear from them.

    • Anonymous

      “More parks for ME!”

       In southern Maine.

      I’m thinking maybe from Freeport north along the Pleseant Hill road all the way to Brunswick bordered by I 295 on the west, and Maquiot Bay and Wolf’s Neck on the east.

      Or maybe ALL of Cape Elizabeth.

      Some beeeautiful country ther that needs to be preserved.

      • Anonymous

        That sounds great too! More parks for ME!!

  • Anonymous

    LL QUIMBY!!! Hello folks. Are you “Mainers” aware that LL is a large contributor to Ms. Quimby’ s plight to get the park in Maine. LL Bean is nothing but a high end Chinese made outlet. There are few items that they sell that are American Made. LL Bean caters to the out of state YUPPIES at this point and to make them feel even more warm and fuzzier, is promoting the Liberal agenda of people like Ms. Quimby. 
    Mark my words on this one. From an old Maine Guide who remembers the dark dimly lit stairway leading upstairs to the once “outfitters store””- you will see more about this issue-and I will not support LL Bean in doing their part to boost the Chinese economy and to ruin our woods land by turning it into a cutsie park with paths and out houses and more Federal jobs. Let’s use our forests for what they are – a renewable source of wood fiber, not a pet project that will get little use. 

    • Anonymous

      Blah, blah, blah…   “lets use our forest for what they are-a renewable source of wood fiber…”
      How are you going to do that?,  Are you just going to go ahead and recreate and harvest her land?   The only thing that made any sense was federal jobs,    jobs?   

      I’m glad you aren’t guiding any large groups of people on any policies.

      • Anonymous

        we’regoing to do it the same way we have been for the last 200 years! That’s how-you are obviously “from away” and most likely in favor of something you know nothing about except what you read in the liberal papers and public radio. Don’t waste my time sending me stuff that you know so little about-educate yourself and by the way. What guiding policies are you referring to?

        Paul A. Fichtner

        • Anonymous

          Well,  guess what?    Things change,  and things have changed within the last 200 years, and they are going to change within the next 200 years.    

          I’m not from far away,  Paul,   I’m from Guilford, Maine.  Just down the road from Moosehead Lake and have lived in the area nearly all of my life. I was there when the Plum Creek turned into a mud hole, and witnessed it becoming a swamp. A swamp that is still in court, it must be nearly a decade now?

          I’m not a liberal,  never have been.   I’ve voted for Olympia (and will so again if the dems can’t put up someone decent) I’ve voted for Bill Cohen, and I did not vote for Le Page, nor will I.  I believe in small business handouts, (such as helping out Moosehead Mfg in Monson)   not huge corporate bailouts.   I believe in helping people out, because someday, the shoe maybe on the other foot.

            Mr. Fichtner, (I know who you are, and never had really cared or agreed with your horse with blinders on opinions)    I was not, nor would I send you anything personally.   This is a public forum,  you posted, I responded.  Does your ego prohibit you from acknowledging that many people, and obviously one very important corporation, disagree with you?

          If there was any time wasted sir,  it was mine,  responding to your nonsense.      You know exactly what I was referring to as it regards your “guidance”  and I’m not about to make this a public debate.  Say what you wish,  but there won’t be one log cut, not one log truck on her land,  I’ve known Burt and Roxanne since they started out,  she won’t relent.    

          Let me ask you this…..Paul…….do you know what the economic ramifications are to the area(s) and the state would be if there were to be a change from the last 200 years? Did they have harvesters 200 years ago?, did they have snowmobiles? Did they make toxic dumps while producing paper 200 years ago?……..No, they did not. Things friggin change, enjoy the Plum Creek swamp and the housing lots on Moosehead, but make sure to do it like they did 200 years ago. And you are far from the #1 Maine Guide……

          You haven’t any more information regarding this issue than anyone else. I do know one thing you don’t have, nor I, and that’s an idea what the impact economically would be.

          And don’t ever accuse me of not knowing what the issue is. I have lived in the issue all of my life, just like you.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe they can build a Quimby – L.L. Bean National Park on the L.L.Bean campus.
    “fundamental to happiness”? not with the Federal Government

    • Anonymous

      What do you expect from the store that Baxter State Park built.

      They are progressive and forward thinking.

      So can you explain why people think that another  National Park in Maine… one smaller than  Isle Au Haut BTW…  will be worse for the Great Northern Forrest than the paper industry has been , please ?  

      • Anonymous

        small park? yea right and restore’s vistion is a dream. Just look at the land around it with the Nature cons. ATC, and others.  A lot of difference between Federal and State Parks.
        What is wrong with making land available to everyone? It also takes awaay rights we have had since Colonial Times. Do you really think, since you said “one smaller than Isle Au Haut” that hundreds upon hundreds of thousands would flock to a Federal Park at the end of the road. I guess unless they are going to Canada.

        • Anonymous

          And those hundred of thousands will stop in Millinocket and East,  to: eat at a restaurant, get some groceries, buy some camping and fishing equipment,  get gas……….see my point?

          • Anonymous

            And if you believe hunreds of thousands, still a lot of swamp land up around here for sale.

          • Anonymous

            great place for the mill to get some cedar logs.   They won’t be getting it from her.

          • Anonymous

            True, and if she and they get their way, they will not be getting wood from any other place in Northern Maine.

        • Anonymous

          All of her land is ONLY 3% of Penobscot County, alone. 

          • Anonymous

            As it is now, though they keep saying 70,000 so it would seem she is still after more land. Look at RESTORE’s park? If I recall she thinks a 5-10 million FEDERAL PARK would be good. Like the Johnny Cash song, How highs the water mama, 5 feet high and rising. Change it to, How much land you own Quimby, 59,000 acre’s and growning.

          • Anonymous

            How do you keep score such that now the score is that the mills can’t meet federal pollution guidelines, so screw any alternative opportunity but you defenders of pollution are the 
            saviors of the Great Northern Forrest AND opposed to even a study of the real economic impact ?  

            Road apples. 

          • Anonymous

            It is a feasibility study, and the economic impact is only a part of it. I do  not have to keep any score, you just have to look at some of the websites, and also the Federal reports on the shape of the National Parks

          • Anonymous

            More hair splitting… if you oppose doing it , you oppose all of it. 
            Why does information scare you ? 

            Oh, yeah, I forgot why information is your side’s enemy; 
            the base issue is that the mills DO NOT, NOW, meet the Federal Emission Guidelines, right ? 

            Why not ? 

            I mean how can it be that those that claim to be protecting the forest 
            are defending pollution, acid rain and green house gas emission, 
            … never mind cutting it down so you can’t find  a full grown white pine, the State tree AND  State flower, in your managed forest ?  

          • Anonymous

            I do not have a probem with emission guidelines, that is a trumped up excuse for eco-extremist that want the park.
            How come in your eyes there is NO BALANCE, hunting, fishing, trapping which is and has been natural part of development for thousands of years? The part we most dislike or at least I, it is  a Federal Park which takes away a lot of rights. Quimby is so endearing on wanting people  to view her land. I guess that is why there are gates on it.

    • Anonymous

      Not a bad idea,   look how well it would be marketed.   LL Bean could open a small gift shop/ outlet,  maybe have one of those national Bar B Que cook  offs, using only pork, and native moose and deer meat, potato salad, etc…..advertise the rafting and sport fishing industries,  sell fishing equipment?  

      Those that say no, reason that it’s because of such and such. But no one knows exactly how it will affect the economy of the Nockets and surrounding areas, unless someone investigates all of the pros and cons. Of course, and since no one really knows, we should go ahead and side with the nay sayers. I say, let’s at least take a freakin look at how it may impact the economy! The paper mill be damned, it’s been closed before and there’s no guarantee that it won’t close again. It’s not like she is going to let anyone harvest the land!

  • Anonymous

    A useful lesson from an iconic Maine establishment of world wide repute.  Talking the talk and walking the walk with their resources committed and out front is a wonderful thing.  LLB’s commitment to Maine is unquestioned and total. An affirmation in their commitment to the future of Maine and an act of enlightened self interest, well done.  We will no doubt be treated to a summation of all the many ways LLB doesn’t measure up to the political correctness of the chronically bass ackward NP haters and excorcists.  Well TS to them and well done LLB.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see more of Maine’s wilderness preserved…  My husband and I currently live in WA state and use the Olympic and Rainier National Park all the time!  While I am not a fan of Quimby, I do support conservation and preservation.

    -Brit
    http://vivaciousvibe.blogspot.com/

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