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Feds Removed Handles From 40 Public Water Pumps Along C&O Canal
CNSNews ^ | 10/14/2013 | Barbara Hollingsworth

Posted on 10/15/2013 8:25:25 AM PDT by rktman

National Park Service (NPS) rangers removed the handles from some 40 public water pumps and closed restrooms in the 184.5 mile- C&O Canal National Historical Park, but they haven’t been able to keep hikers and bikers off the popular trail known as a “cyclist’s dream.”

“It’s full every day,” said Gail Hall, who runs Mountain Side Bikes at the trailhead in Cumberland, Md. “They’re bringing in their own water and utilizing the tree-lined areas [of the park] for restrooms. Some towns like Harper’s Ferry even brought in potties to accommodate them. As long as they can pedal, they don’t care.”

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Outdoors; Society; Travel
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That should be easy enough to fix. "Make it as painful as you can".
1 posted on 10/15/2013 8:25:26 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

The pump don’t work ‘Cause the vandals took the handles.


2 posted on 10/15/2013 8:26:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rktman

the sleazy slimeballs!


3 posted on 10/15/2013 8:26:58 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: rktman

So in other words, bring a wrench with you...


4 posted on 10/15/2013 8:27:35 AM PDT by apillar
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To: rktman

If 100,000 little minded federal employees think they can be clever in making life as painful as possible, imagine say 150,000,000 pissed off peasants can come up with to reciprocate the favor.


5 posted on 10/15/2013 8:30:20 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: apillar

vice grips? Next they’ll remove the pumps completely and cap the wells. So, how long will it take to put everything back together once the “shutdown” ends? Longer than it took to lock everything up no doubt.


6 posted on 10/15/2013 8:30:35 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: rktman

But this is what the American public voted for and they have it.


7 posted on 10/15/2013 8:31:55 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: rktman

I thought this had been debunked as normal “winterizing” procedure in the parks... no?


8 posted on 10/15/2013 8:33:57 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: dfwgator

“I’m on the pavement, thinking ‘bout the government....


9 posted on 10/15/2013 8:35:03 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: rktman
vice grips? Next they’ll remove the pumps completely and cap the wells.

And if that doesn't work they'll just introduce cholera into the aquifer to show us who's the boss.

10 posted on 10/15/2013 8:36:04 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: rktman
It's just petty and mean.
If they were truly shut down, they should have none nothing, instead they opted for active sabotage of public property.
What's the penalty for wanton vandalism and conspiracy to commit vandalism?

11 posted on 10/15/2013 8:36:06 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: rktman

Cruz’s Fault.


12 posted on 10/15/2013 8:38:42 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: dfwgator

Right behind you ;-)

Bringing your own water, what a concept. Before long bikes will have little holsters for water bottles ;-)


13 posted on 10/15/2013 8:39:22 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: rktman
Next they’ll remove the pumps completely and cap the wells.

More like "and then poison the wells."

Regards,

14 posted on 10/15/2013 8:40:01 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: bigbob

If I were you, I’d go straight to the patent office, I think you’re onto something there.


15 posted on 10/15/2013 8:40:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rktman

The funny thing is - the demand is coming from all the furloughed Federal workers who live in the area and now have plenty of time to get outside and ride bikes.


16 posted on 10/15/2013 8:41:08 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: rktman

Will be a snarky story until someone collapses from dehydration and potentially dies.


17 posted on 10/15/2013 8:42:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Feds Removed Handles From 40 Public Water Pumps Along C&O CanaL

PROBABLY THE MOST 'WORK' THEY HAVE DONE IN DECADES.............

18 posted on 10/15/2013 8:43:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: bigbob

and entrepreneurs will be selling water in bottles before you know it.......................


19 posted on 10/15/2013 8:44:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: rktman
Bikers are typically liberal. So, Obama is out there pissing off liberals. He's cutting off his nose to spite his face.


20 posted on 10/15/2013 8:46:15 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad

I sure ain’t liberal, despite my handle.......


21 posted on 10/15/2013 8:48:57 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings)
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To: SpinnerWebb

Possibly. I just winterized my “irrigation” system for my lawn last weekend. But then again it’s a little cooler where I am than along the C&O currently. But that’ll change soon due to glow-bull cooling. LOL! We’ve had below freezing nights a few times already.


22 posted on 10/15/2013 8:49:44 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: rktman

Like when Clinton’s hoards took all the “W’s” from all the keyboards when exiting the WH.


23 posted on 10/15/2013 8:56:36 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: rktman
National Park Service (NPS) rangers removed the handles from some 40 public water pumps and closed restrooms

??

Sounds like a lot of federal workers are "working". Are the people who did all this work "essential" or something?

24 posted on 10/15/2013 8:58:55 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: count-your-change

Are you certain that Barry has ever won an honest election? Really?


25 posted on 10/15/2013 8:59:51 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule the all)
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To: bicyclerepair

“I sure ain’t liberal, despite my handle.......”

I didn’t say “all”, just typically. I know an extremely conservative cyclist at work. He also races a Porsche on the track. I also know a dozen other cyclists there that are extreme left-wing Obama voters.


26 posted on 10/15/2013 9:02:31 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad
this entire series of shutdown procedures is the testing ground for Michelle and Barrys new Project...

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27 posted on 10/15/2013 9:03:12 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

if it’s a fedgov employee, no tears shed here.


28 posted on 10/15/2013 9:04:33 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: count-your-change

True. And 53% are too stupid to figure it out.


29 posted on 10/15/2013 9:06:23 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yep. It is all about creating chaos for a “fundamental transformation”, a phrase used by communists meaning create chaos then offer communism as the answer.


30 posted on 10/15/2013 9:07:47 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: SpinnerWebb

I don’t know anything about this particular story, but the ‘water pumps’ in the story are probably yard hydrants. They have a long lever of a handle, and the hydrant can be mistaken as an old fashioned well pump.

The lever operates a valve well below ground, below frost level. And when it is closed, it opens up a weep hole which allows the water in the vertical pipe to drain out into a bed of gravel.

The whole idea is that these yard hydrants are freeze proof, and there should be no winterization required.


31 posted on 10/15/2013 9:10:59 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

When was the last “honest” election?


32 posted on 10/15/2013 9:13:05 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change

Americans traded their freedom for the promise of free stuff

Kruschev was wrong when he said he would sell us the rope to hang ourselves. Obama said he would give us the rope for free.


33 posted on 10/15/2013 9:14:17 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: rktman
The NPS has revealed itself to be “nonessential” government employees. Defund the National Park Service. In effect, fire the NPS.
34 posted on 10/15/2013 9:15:55 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Cold Heart
Americans traded their freedom for the promise of free stuff

That is why they are crying so loud about obamacare now. They thought it would be free to them.

35 posted on 10/15/2013 9:19:10 AM PDT by sport
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To: CodeToad
I realize that America is rife with junk televison watching "low information" voters but....when I heard the statement about a fundamental transformation...I almost fell over...

Imagine what America will be like when Walmart Greeters are re assigned as Brain Surgeons...


36 posted on 10/15/2013 9:22:29 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: rktman

When did it happen that *our* government became proud to be our enemy?


37 posted on 10/15/2013 9:24:49 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time ever I am not proud of my country.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Imagine what America will be like when Walmart Greeters are re assigned as Brain Surgeons

And if they are operation on Obama voters. that, My FRiend, would be as near perfect an anything on this earth would ever be.

38 posted on 10/15/2013 9:27:10 AM PDT by sport
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To: count-your-change
Then you know that Post 7 was erroneous. We've been taken over from within.
39 posted on 10/15/2013 9:32:46 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule the all)
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To: sport

obama voters with BRAINS???


40 posted on 10/15/2013 9:33:15 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: rktman

“pump don’t work cuz the vandals stole the handles”


41 posted on 10/15/2013 9:34:43 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: dfwgator

damn...you beat me too it.

God knows what but you’re doin it again.


42 posted on 10/15/2013 9:36:01 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: dfwgator

Boy, could Dylan write some great songs about what’s going on, now. 0’s providing so much material. Bob? Hey, Bob!!!


43 posted on 10/15/2013 9:37:15 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I get your point.


44 posted on 10/15/2013 9:44:32 AM PDT by sport
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To: count-your-change

Ronald Reagan’s two elections and then it was corrupted beyond salvage.


45 posted on 10/15/2013 9:46:24 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: TurboZamboni

I have an idea for where they can put the handles....


46 posted on 10/15/2013 9:49:00 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: DJ MacWoW

It doesn’t matter how or who has been taken over, dishonest votes count for just as much as honest ones and maybe more so.


47 posted on 10/15/2013 9:49:02 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: rktman

Are we enjoying our communists controlled land now?


48 posted on 10/15/2013 9:53:52 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: count-your-change

He who counts the votes wins.


49 posted on 10/15/2013 9:55:26 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule the all)
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To: Jane Long

Oh MAMA can this REALLY Be The END

to be stuck Inside of the Obamanation

with the America BLUES Again!

The COnsitution Died last week

Now its buried in a Box

Everybody still talks about how greatly they were shocked

but me I expected it to happen and I knew we’d lost control

when Obama Built a FIre On Mainstreet

and shot it full of holes..

Repeat Chorus


50 posted on 10/15/2013 10:11:07 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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