Don't get me wrong, I am not against moderate conservationism but read this. It ain't a joke, its true. "LTAP Training Announcement Subject: New Marbled Murrelet Masking Criteria to be Presented by USFWS on November 19, 2013 Please see the message below regarding a training opportunity: WSDOT is inviting those interested, including qualified Biological Assessment (BA) authors, to attend a free presentation by USFWS on the new Marbled Murrelet Masking Criteria on November 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Office Building 2 (OB2) auditorium on the Capitol Campus in Olympia. The USFWS has developed criteria associated with terrestrial noise in marine environments and its potential to mask communication between foraging marbled murrelets. The USFWS will be requiring application of these criteria to in-air noise effect analyses of projects occurring within or adjacent to marine waters. Emily Teachout (USFWS) will present the latest information regarding masking and the criteria with which to make murrelet effect determinations associated with masking. In addition, USFWS will provide information regarding the proposed listing of the western yellow-billed cuckoo. COST: Free REGISTRATION:"" Seriously, but this makes me feel better because I know these feathery little friends are being helped while gang bangers in the WIndy City kill innocent bystanders in their turf wars and all the guvmnt does is ring its hands and go after the law abiding citizens. Brutus Out No registration is required.