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God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” — Genesis 1:28

Thursday night on The ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW — 9p ET


More than 30,000 people make their home on Cape Hatteras on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.  Six million more visit the barrier island each year to fish, swim, and enjoy the area’s natural beauty. But for the past couple of years, the beaches of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore have been closed to all.  Why?  The piping plover.  This little bird is killing the economy and livelihood of the residents of one of the loveliest areas on the eastern seaboard.  All because of a handful of environmentalists — eco-terrorists — who have used pseudo-science to determine that the birds are more important than the people who also inhabit the area.

Tonight we’re talking with three of Buxton, NC’s businessmen whose businesses are dying — join us as we hear from Hal Lester, owner of Finnegan’s Restaurant; John Couch, owner of Red Drum Texaco and president of the Outer Banks Preservation Society; and Donnie Bowers, professional photographer and owner of Indian Town Gallery. You’ll see them in the videos below.

I learned about this story from blogger Brutally Honest Rick who recently vacationed in the area.  Shortly thereafter, he wrote this at his website:

A week ago I vacationed in the area covered in the following piece… I saw the signs and didn’t understand them all, didn’t understand the driving forces behind them… I do now… and I’m enraged… you will be enraged… you need to watch the whole damned thing… you need to watch those impacted by environmental thuggery… then you need to pass this on… this needs to go viral… do your part:

Remember the “eminent domain” land takeover in New Jersey? Hawaii?  Kentucky? Remember Kelo vs. New London Ct?  Think this could happen to you?

Join us this evening to meet Hal, John and Donnie — three men whose small businesses are becoming extinct.  Unlike the protected piping plover…

The ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW — 9p ET — http://www.blogtalkradio.com/askshow/2010/10/01/the-andrea-shea-king-show

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