Monday, November 12, 2018

Orca Killer Whales Currently In No Peril In Fort Worth's Trinity River

I saw that which you see here this Veterans Day morning in the online version of the Seattle Times.

No, this is not yet one more instance of something I see in west coast news sources which I would never expect to see in a Texas news source, such as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

I just thought it interesting because this was different type news than that which I read about something in my local location.

And that the image was cool.

But, then again, now that you are causing me to think about it, reading about Orcas in peril in Texas waters is definitely not something one would expect to be reading in the Star-Telegram.

Now that you are continuing to cause me to think about it, this actually is the type news article I read in west coast news sources which I do not read in a Texas news source such as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

As in the article brings up a troubling local issue, that being the current state of Puget Sound not being a healthy habitat for residents who have lived there well before the arrival of European invaders, that being the long suffering Puget Sound Orca pods.

When is the last time, if ever, you have read an article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about the Trinity River not being a healthy habitat? Let alone an article suggesting maybe it was not wise to encourage people to get wet in the regularly e.coli contaminated river viia America's Biggest Boondoggle's ridiculous Rockin' the River Happy Hour Inner Tube Floats?

This morning I found myself tagged multiple times on Facebook in posts related to various aspects of Fort Worth ineptitude, not reported in the Star-Telegram. As in the flooding issues in East Fort Worth not being addressed. As in those flooding issues being caused by inept urban planning not requiring flood mitigation infrastructure in new housing developments.

While millions of bucks have been wasted, and are proposed to continue being wasted, on imaginary flood control issues in the area being messed up by America's Biggest Boondoggle, also known as the Trinity River Central City Uptown Panther Island District Vision.

An area where there has been no flooding for well over half a century, due to levees long ago installed which have kept the Trinity River under control as it flows past downtown Fort Worth.

Levees which America's Biggest Boondoggle proposes removing, replaced by a cement lined ditch which will supposedly safely flow flood water to holding ponds and thousands of flood restraining Magic Trees...

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