Thursday, April 08, 2010
From the Archive: An "interesting" view of natural capital
General Counsel for the Department of Defense, William Haynes II resigned yesterday. Haynes was in charge of the tribunals for Guantanamo detainees and is reported to have said:
Furthermore, he's one of the primary authors of memos supporting torture and total executive authority (essentially arguing that when the President is acting as Commander-in-Chief he get's to do whatever he wants -- regardless of the law).
"I said to him that if we come up short and there are some acquittals in our cases, it will at least validate the process," Davis continued. "At which point, [Haynes's] eyes got wide and he said, 'Wait a minute, we can't have acquittals. If we've been holding these guys for so long, how can we explain letting them get off? We can't have acquittals. We've got to have convictions.'"
But before he got around to torture and detainees Haynes offered a very interesting argument about how bombing natural capital (bird nesting sites) was good because it would increase the value of the remaining natural capital:
In this amazing brief, Haynes argued that bombing a nesting site for migratory birds would benefit birdwatchers, since “bird watchers get more enjoyment spotting a rare bird than they do spotting a common one.” Moreover, he added, the birds would benefit as well, since using their nests as a bombing range would minimize “human intrusion”. The judge’s comment on this novel line of argument: “there is absolutely no support in the law for the view that environmentalists should get enjoyment out of the destruction of natural resources because that destruction makes the remaining resources more scarce and therefore more valuable. The Court hopes that the federal government will refrain from making or adopting such frivolous arguments in the future.” (pp. 27-8)” ...
They are really convincing and can definitely work.
Still, the posts are very short for starters. May you please
lengthen them a little from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.
Feel free to visit my page - Lipo slender info
We are a team of volunteers and starting a new initiative
in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on.
You have done a extraordinary job!
my weblog ... Buy Test Force
"From the Archive: An "interesting" view of natural capital".
I actually do have a few questions for you if you tend not to mind.
Could it be just me or do some of these comments come across like they are left by brain dead folks?
:-P And, if you are posting at additional places, I'd like to follow you. Would you post a list of the complete urls of all your social pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?
Feel free to surf to my web-site Mito slim
My webpage; Rvtl Anti Aging Solution
got the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this blog.
Take a look at my homepage :: Library Relocation
post seem to be running off the screen in Internet explorer.
I'm not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I'd post to let you know.
The layout look great though! Hope you get the
issue solved soon. Many thanks
Here is my site - Elevate GF And 1285 Muscle
needed concerning this subject and didn't know who to ask.
my webpage :: Garcinia Cambogia Safe
My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing
a few months of hard work due to no back up.
Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?
Here is my page ... Zinn collection and rejuvenex
The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you
who aren't afraid to mention how they believe. All the time follow your heart.
Review my blog post: Goji Berry
I get home. I'm amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I'm
not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, wonderful site!
Also visit my website - Chronic profits list
! I absolutely enjoyed every little bit of it.
I've got you book marked to check out new things you post…
Also visit my site: pure green coffee
that helped me. Appreciate it!
Review my page; Garcinia cambogis
I'd definitely donate to this outstanding blog! I guess for now i'll
settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
I look forward to brand new updates and will share this blog with my Facebook group.
my page - Dermal meds review
I have you book marked to look at new things you post…
Feel free to surf to my weblog :: maxthermoburnreview.net
To generally be certain, the latest fashion in spring and summer time shoes is not really the tip all and be all of costume feeling. Nonetheless, it truly is an important portion of developing a wardrobe that you simply come to feel at ease with, and that makes a press release about who you happen to be. legend 11s ， air jordan 11 legend blue ， legend blue 11 ， legend blue 11s ，legend blue 11s， air jordan 6 black infrared ，replica designer shoes，cheap designer shoes ，designer shoes ，designer shoes ，jimmy choo shoes，jimmy choo shoes ，cheap uggs ，jimmy choo ，jimmy choo ， red bottoms ，new balance outlet，new balance outlet，jimmy choo shoes，Giuseppe Zanotti shoes ，Giuseppe Zanotti shoes ，herve leger dresses，herve leger outlet ，bandage dresses ， bodycon dresses ，bodycon dresses ， gucci belts ， cheap gucci belts ，jimmy choo outlet，Christian Louboutin DaffodileShoes sellers this sort of as Gordon Stuart empower you to definitely decide on, combine, blend and match, and do whatever else takes place to you in forming your own private suggestions on design along with other issues. They provide fantastic solutions from which you'll be able to select, and from which you may have the ability to establish or modify your tastes as essential.
supreme new york
ralph lauren uk
cheap nfl jerseys
nike air max 2017
ralph lauren polo shirts
san antonio spurs jerseys
air force 1
michael kors outlet online
air more uptempo
le coq sportif shoes
michael kors outlet
true religion jeans
10 deep clothing
cleveland cavaliers jersey
karen millen dresses
michael kors outlet online
adidas stan smith women
golden goose sneakers
lebron james shoes
Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]
Subscribe to Posts [Atom]