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Elmud
 
Reply Sat 10 Oct, 2009 03:13 pm
Interesting subject concerning the history of Los Angeles. Old geezer by the name of Horace Gray Otis moves to a small farming town in California and starts a newspaper. Builds a successful business and grows with the town. His daughter marries a man by the name of Harry Chandler who eventually takes over the business,,,The Los Angeles Times,,,and turns the business into an influential giant that is pretty much responsible for whatever happens in the city for the next one hundred years. I find it to be interesting because it shows how the business elite had so much influence relative to what Huge cities like Los Angeles have become. Its a good lesson in feathering your own nest, and the power of Journalism in civilization.
 
Caroline
 
Reply Sun 11 Oct, 2009 02:29 am
@Elmud,
They should use hemp for paper not trees that are thousands or hundreds of years old nor a precious rainforests.
Thanks.
 
Elmud
 
Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 01:57 pm
@Caroline,
Caroline;96665 wrote:
They should use hemp for paper not trees that are thousands or hundreds of years old nor a precious rainforests.
Thanks.
A little off topic Caroline but,,,I am a cabinetmaker. I guess my trade was guilty of that as well. A little side note. In the thirties,, the famous socialist Upton Sinclaire had some political aspirations in the state of California. However,,due to the influence and power of the Los angeles Times and the Chandler family,,his ambitions were slammed to the ground. Bare knuckled Republican politics. Pretty clear who ran things in those days,,and maybe,,,well,,,thats another story.
 
Caroline
 
Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 02:32 pm
@Elmud,
Elmud you can plant trees for that as it's such a specialist trade, fewer trees are needed as opposed to a mass destruction, as long as you're no longer cutting down ancient beautiful trees that are hundreds of years old. Back in the thirties it was different as no one new any different, now we do and we can control and stop the destruction of our precious rain forests. I have friends, dear friends whom are only teenagers, what are we handing them? Death and destruction? NO! I won't go down without a fight.Sad NEVER!

---------- Post added 10-14-2009 at 03:34 PM ----------

Because I care. How about everybody else? Because it everyones responsibilty, I mean everyone's.
Sorry I'm very passionate about our planet.
Thanks.
 
Elmud
 
Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 03:12 pm
@Caroline,
Caroline;97465 wrote:
Elmud you can plant trees for that as it's such a specialist trade, fewer trees are needed as opposed to a mass destruction, as long as you're no longer cutting down ancient beautiful trees that are hundreds of years old. Back in the thirties it was different as no one new any different, now we do and we can control and stop the destruction of our precious rain forests. I have friends, dear friends whom are only teenagers, what are we handing them? Death and destruction? NO! I won't go down without a fight.Sad NEVER!

---------- Post added 10-14-2009 at 03:34 PM ----------

Because I care. How about everybody else? Because it everyones responsibilty, I mean everyone's.
Sorry I'm very passionate about our planet.
Thanks.
This may sound strange Caroline but,,,Everythings gonna be okay.
 
Caroline
 
Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 03:42 pm
@Elmud,
Elmud;97479 wrote:
This may sound strange Caroline but,,,Everythings gonna be okay.
Not to me but to some pessimists out there that's for sure.
Thanks.
 
Elmud
 
Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 11:24 pm
@Caroline,
Caroline;97486 wrote:
Not to me but to some pessimists out there that's for sure.
Thanks.
you know Caroline,,,this may be way off this topic but,,I hear what you're saying. Kind of reminds me of John Muir. Scottish fellow who spent his childhood in Wisconsin i believe. His father was a cruel presbyterian minister who forced him to memorize the scriptures and beat him regularly. Muir grew to love nature. Especially the national parks. He looked on them as temples. He felt that the pristine wilderness and natural beauty of nature was more reflective of God than anything written in a book. He spent his life trying to protect and preserve nature from the destructive "progress" of men. Of course,,politics always raised its head. His nemesis,,,Gifford Pinchot i believe his name was,,was a powerful politician in Washington who believed that the natural resources were here to be used and managed by humanity. Of course,,you can look all this up and find out in detail how things turned out. Make a long story short,,,this thread is pretty much about the influence of the business elite on our infrastructure and government. Thanks for reminding me that there are other things to be considered . By the way. the Chicago Tribune bought out the Los Angeles Times or Times Mirror as it was later known. And,,,in 2008,,Chicago Tribune filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. What was once one of the greatest influences in our society,,is becoming a diminished medium due to the internet. Interesting.
 
 

 
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