City of Spokane lead arborist Jeff Perry said the trees that went down were among the tallest in the park, but because they were so tall, they had more leverage. Those physics combined with rocky soil below caused the trees to snap at the roots and pivot in a socket. The city takes inventory of every single tree on public land or in the right-of-way, and in the coming weeks Perry will be revisiting hundreds of sites to help update the inventory of trees lost. Perry said, over time, they will replace each lost tree with two new trees.One weapon is never enough for a banal bureaucracy of genocide. Murder expands to fill the budget available. Every bullet must be replaced with two bullets so we can shoot twice as many the next time. Every noose that gets stretched must be replaced with two nooses so we can hang twice as many the next time. Every oven must be replaced with two ovens so we can gas twice as many the next time. Exponential genocide. We shall never never never learn! We must repeat and redouble our stupidity and redouble again and redouble again! SPOKANE STRONG! SPOKANE STRONG! SPOKANE STRONG! SPOKANE EXCEPTIONAL! SPOKANE EXCEPTIONAL! = = = = = Later thought: Actually the Arborist Perry method of operation would be a wonderful way to run ALL the departments of a proper Bloombergian City. When the cops put a drunk driver in jail, import two new drunk drivers to take his place. When a murderer is arrested, spring two murderers from prison to replace and redouble his efforts. When a kid accidentally drowns in a swimming pool, force two other kids to drown. When an elderly citizen dies of cancer, kill two other wrinklies. When you see a fact, squash it and replace it with two lies. I must write this up as a proper proposal and send it to Bloomberg's Best Bitch Condon, the illegitimate alleged "mayor" of this illegitimate so-called "city". Gives a whole new meaning to Arborist, just as "Motorist Rodney King" gave a whole new meaning to Motorist.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.