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BREAKING: White House Ordering Hundreds of Privately Run, Privately Funded Parks to Close
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Posted on 10/03/2013 6:17:43 PM PDT by chessplayer

It’s official. They are shutting all of us down ASAP. Marching orders straight from the White House.

Update: Mr. Meyer emails to add that not only is his business being forced to take losses for the closures, but in some cases the government is making him and the other park management companies buy the barricades that will be used to shut the parks.

Warren Meyer of Phoenix, AZ, is owner and president of Recreation Resource Management, Inc. RRM employs about 400-500 camp workers and managers across about a dozen states. It is one of a handful of companies that have been managing national parks and campgrounds as tenants for years, through previous government shutdowns including the last one in 1995-1996. Those previous shutdowns never closed any of the parks managed in this way, but the current shutdown threatens closure.

The campgrounds are self-sufficient and receive no federal funding. No government employees staff or manage the parks. The management companies pay the National Park Service out of the funds they generate from operating the thousands of campgrounds. So the reason for the shutdown is puzzling to Meye


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1 posted on 10/03/2013 6:17:43 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

How can he order that? We have a new king? A monarchy? Just who the P*^O*^&(P does he think he is?????????


2 posted on 10/03/2013 6:18:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: SkyDancer

Message: don’t pi@s off the King!


3 posted on 10/03/2013 6:20:02 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflowers)
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To: chessplayer

Bill Ayers approves.


4 posted on 10/03/2013 6:20:05 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: chessplayer

They should do like Wisconsin and just tell him to get stuffed.


5 posted on 10/03/2013 6:20:19 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: chessplayer
So the reason for the shutdown is puzzling to Meye

My advise to Meye is this, "Get a clue!"

Obama is doing this to cause as much pain as possible. If these park owners and operators have any courage, they will engage in civil disobedience.

6 posted on 10/03/2013 6:20:25 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: chessplayer

run them anyway......I notice the “one” is still taking money from my paycheck....


7 posted on 10/03/2013 6:20:46 PM PDT by cherry (.)
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To: chessplayer
I would ignore them and stay open.

/johnny

8 posted on 10/03/2013 6:21:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: chessplayer
He is pushing way too hard in all the wrong directions. Really overplaying his hand. This is going to blow up on him, big time.

I feel more and more sure that he will openly use force against the population and try to take his tyranny to the next level.

9 posted on 10/03/2013 6:22:06 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: chessplayer

Sadistic.


10 posted on 10/03/2013 6:22:12 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: chessplayer

Desperate people do desperate things.

This clown is coming unhinged.

People better start taking some precautions.


11 posted on 10/03/2013 6:22:31 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: mrsmel

Absolutely! We need to show our servants who is boss! wow!


12 posted on 10/03/2013 6:22:48 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: chessplayer
It’s official.

What is their authority to shut down a leased business?
Is there some provision in the lease agreements?
Or are they just threatening to not renew the lease??

13 posted on 10/03/2013 6:23:14 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: chessplayer

Allons enfants de la Patrie:

TO THE BARRICADES!


14 posted on 10/03/2013 6:23:23 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: chessplayer

Here’s an issue - why does the Federal Government own ANY land?

Except for office buildings and military reservations there is no reason in the world the Federal Government should own ANY land. It should ALL be turned over to the States. Even the National Parks. We are now seeing why it is DANGEROUS to let them own ANYTHING.


15 posted on 10/03/2013 6:24:08 PM PDT by DManA
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To: miserare

The Obama thugocracy, on display.


16 posted on 10/03/2013 6:24:53 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: chessplayer

Way past time for States to defy the Federal Government! Please States, stand up for your rights under the Constitution.


17 posted on 10/03/2013 6:24:56 PM PDT by Deagle (m)
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To: zerosix

Just wait til he (or some democrat like him) gets control of your health care!


18 posted on 10/03/2013 6:25:12 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: chessplayer

Everyone should go to their nearest National Park and just walk in. They are going to arrest you for trespassing?


19 posted on 10/03/2013 6:25:21 PM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: chessplayer
Glasnost
20 posted on 10/03/2013 6:25:28 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: chessplayer

I was driving by a state park tonight (Allaire) and there was a US Parks Police car backed into and blocking the park entrance. I don’t know if that’s coincidence, or if state parks are now being affected.


21 posted on 10/03/2013 6:25:54 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: chessplayer

This is so symbolic of this Administration/Obama’s having no sense of their/his job, its responsibilities, where their power ends. They also put up barackades at Mt Vernon which has never been owned by the government. But they *think* they own or are in charge of everything within the US and its territories.


22 posted on 10/03/2013 6:26:02 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: chessplayer

Do not comply!!

If enough people do not comply, their power is over.


23 posted on 10/03/2013 6:26:27 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose
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To: chessplayer
He is also shutting commissaries which are self supporting entities.

Over all he is just being a jackazz

24 posted on 10/03/2013 6:26:51 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: chessplayer

Obama is a bully, depriving all the elderly Tea Party ladies of enjoying their fall leaf-peeping bus tours.


25 posted on 10/03/2013 6:27:30 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: chessplayer

Refuse to comply.


26 posted on 10/03/2013 6:28:51 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: foundedonpurpose

If they are truly independent of Washington, don’t comply.


27 posted on 10/03/2013 6:28:57 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: chessplayer

Tell him to get stuffed.


28 posted on 10/03/2013 6:29:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: chessplayer

this looks desperate...he must know his internal numbers suck, no matter what the media says’...the media lies aren’t
working....me thinks the WW2 vets opened him up like a casaba


29 posted on 10/03/2013 6:29:15 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ClearCase_guy

Glenn Beck was saying today that the regime is well past the nudge stage and is now going full speed into the push stage. They’re TRYING to incite anger, class wars, etc....not prevent them.


30 posted on 10/03/2013 6:30:06 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: DManA

Right on!


31 posted on 10/03/2013 6:31:05 PM PDT by lakecumberlandvet
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To: chessplayer
Do what the Dems would do: shop for a sympathetic judge and ask for a court order delaying implementation until the order can be reviewed.

By what law can the Zero King order private parks, etc. to close?

32 posted on 10/03/2013 6:31:12 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Why were US Parks Police at a State Park? Does it receive federal funds?


33 posted on 10/03/2013 6:34:11 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Red Steel

“independent of Washington” A new trend perhaps?


34 posted on 10/03/2013 6:34:33 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose
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To: Doogle

This might be desperate but Barry is getting away with it. He is getting away with federalizing our private health care and now this.

This is like a game of “red light, green light”. The feds are close to the win. Us FReepers being shocked is probably funny to the Kenyan.


35 posted on 10/03/2013 6:37:23 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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36 posted on 10/03/2013 6:37:33 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

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37 posted on 10/03/2013 6:37:40 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: lakecumberlandvet

National Peoples TV just ran a series called National Parks, sub titled Americas best idea.

Now, with the spectacle of brown shirted Federal employees telling Citizens get the hell out of here, you have no right to be here - how ironic is that?


38 posted on 10/03/2013 6:37:45 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Here’s another issue — how is he closing parks that receive NO Fed funding? How do ACORN/DeathCareNavigoons get *funded* to go door to door, etc if we can’t keep parks open?


39 posted on 10/03/2013 6:38:26 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: miserare

Barrycades


40 posted on 10/03/2013 6:38:44 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: chessplayer

They should just politely refuse.


41 posted on 10/03/2013 6:41:52 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: foundedonpurpose

Hopefully. In pecuniary matters ...if that’s possible.


42 posted on 10/03/2013 6:42:44 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: chessplayer

Note to Obama: American presidents ought to strive to emulate George Washington, not King George.


43 posted on 10/03/2013 6:43:20 PM PDT by MWS
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To: chessplayer

If the parks in question receive no funds from the Feds in the first place, what authority do they have to tell him to do anything? Or even KNOW what he’s doing? I hope he’s telling them to fuck off.


44 posted on 10/03/2013 6:43:28 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: chessplayer

So ‘his people’ don’t go camping?


45 posted on 10/03/2013 6:44:31 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
He is pushing way too hard in all the wrong directions. Really overplaying his hand. This is going to blow up on him, big time.

To which I say "Good! Let him over-play his hand!" I'm already hearing people mock the "Government shutdown" at work and out on the streets. This may actually work to the Republican's benefit by the time this is all over at this rate.

46 posted on 10/03/2013 6:45:04 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: miserare

High time for a few thousand patriots to liberate the Lincoln Memorial. Just show up, take down the Barackades, toss them in the back of a pickup, and tote them to recycling. Then occupy the memorial.

Send a second wave to the Washington Monument, a third to the Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam, and so forth . . . until they arrive at the Statue Of Liberty.

Imagine a flotilla of private boats approaching Liberty Island, horns honking, flares flaring, and sabres drawn.


47 posted on 10/03/2013 6:45:29 PM PDT by Boojum
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To: Parmy
Obama is doing this to cause as much pain as possible. If these park owners and operators have any courage, they will engage in civil disobedience.

It's not really even "disobedience", given that they have no authority to be making these ridiculous demands. More like "civil ignorance", simply ignoring people yapping about stuff that doesn't concern them.

48 posted on 10/03/2013 6:45:32 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Gator113

I dunno about you, but I’ve never seen one of them urbanite Obama voters camping .......


49 posted on 10/03/2013 6:45:39 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: chessplayer

Not puzzling at all, 0boma HATES regular Americans, puzzle solved.....


50 posted on 10/03/2013 6:46:22 PM PDT by machman
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