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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012 12:32 pm

There was more frustration and waiting for Lincoln County on Wednesday, as representatives from the county had little luck in Polson negotiating with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ water rights off the Flathead Reservation.

The gathered group of concerned citizens, lawyers, tribe and government officials listened to more than five hours of presentations, public comment and questions and technical matters dealing with the complicated water rights issue that is the last to be settled in Montana. For the Confederated Tribes, the water stood for possible monetary gain and area development, but also for something far less materialistic. 

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          • JimInTFalls posted at 4:43 pm on Fri, Jun 29, 2012.

            JimInTFalls Posts: 3

            "Why would we want to keep Lincoln County the highest unemployment in Western Montana? Why would we do that?” asked Chris Tweeten, state’s attorney.

            Obvious. So that people will continue to emigrate, leaving more space for Grizzly Bears and Federal and state wildlife biologists and managers to live in some of the abandoned McMansions, which will no doubt be confiscated for failure to pay taxes, once they become worthless to anyone but the government elitists. Government elitist: one who will be allowed to enter the NO ACCESS BOR and BMU zones, even during times they are closed to "public" access by us commoners.