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Mudpuppy
01-25-2010, 03:39 PM
> Please go to the website and sign this before the carp get in the
> Great Lakes... once there in there’s no getting them out. Pass it
> along to everyone you know!
>
> Thanks!
>
> Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has developed a website
> ( www.stopasiancarp.com (http://www.stopasiancarp.com/) ) and is asking for your signature to put
> pressure on the powers in Washington D.C. to approve shutting down
> the canal system in Illinois to prevent the spread of the invasive
> Asian Carp into the Great Lakes and eventually into the rivers of
> the state of Michigan (such as the Grand River, the St. Joseph
> river, the Detroit River, the Red Cedar river etc.). Most of you
> have heard or read the testimonials from the biological experts who
> have stated if the carp make it into Lake Michigan it will
> devastate the fishing industry in the Great Lakes region and
> eventually do great harm to the tourism industry in this state as
> well as the other states which have shores on any of the Great Lakes.
> In December it was reported that DNA material from the Asian carp
> was found within 6 miles of Lake Michigan. In today’s news
> (1/12/2010) more DNA material has been found within just a mile or
> two of the opening to Lake Michigan.
> Cox is asking for all our help to go onto his site and
> electronically sign his petition to help put political pressure on
> Washington to take immediate action. President Obama ran on a
> platform that he would be the “Great Lakes President” and was
> adamant that we could not allow invasive species, like the Asian
> Carp, into the Great Lakes. But last week he announced he would
> not support the move to close the Illinois canal system. He is
> facing political pressure from his home state of Illinois, the only
> Great Lakes state that is fighting the closure of the canal
> system. Political pressure has to come to bear on Washington to
> change the Administration’s stance on this.
> Would you look at the website listed above and if you are in
> agreement, electronically sign the petition? Also, please forward
> this information to your friends, relatives and other contacts who
> live in Michigan. Time is critical on this issue. As Cox states
> on his website, once they get into Lake Michigan we won’t get a
> second chance to stop the devastation that will occur.

Gas Man
01-25-2010, 10:40 PM
Done!

Mudpuppy
01-26-2010, 09:53 AM
have you seen video of this? these fuckers are flying all over the place and people and boats are getting hit by them..

i could just see it - go out fishing for the day, get smacked by a carp in the face and go home to be interrogated why your face smells like dirty hooker..

Bob
01-26-2010, 07:51 PM
It's not the fish jumping that has me worried it's them upsetting the fishing in Michigan.

Mudpuppy
01-27-2010, 10:56 AM
And the lower property values in the lakes for the other fish.. we have seen this before on dry land..