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Government to Shut Down 22 Privately Operated Campsites in N.H. (federal land)
National Review ^ | 10/07/13 | Katherine Connell

Posted on 10/07/2013 1:18:05 PM PDT by Libloather

As Columbus Day weekend approaches and New England fall foliage reaches its peak, the U.S. Forest Service has decreed that 22 privately run campgrounds in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest will have to close because of the government shutdown.

According to the Union Leader, while the campsites are situated on federally owned land, they are entirely run by a private company, which has a contract to operate the sites and which pays the federal government a cut of the fees it collects. That means the closure will not only prevent thousands of campers from using the facilities, it will actually cost the federal government money it would have collected if it had simply done nothing.

Kent Tower, the president of the company that runs the campsites, told the Union Leader that the federal government does not contribute anything to running or staffing the sites. “We pay all the maintenance, all the upkeep, all the help, all the insurance,” he said. “All the trucks, all the equipment is ours. They have nothing to do with it.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: campsites; federal; govtshutdown; nationalparks; nh; obamapunishes; private
What kind of land does Hussein reside on?
1 posted on 10/07/2013 1:18:05 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Caliph Baraq's house in Chicago


2 posted on 10/07/2013 1:19:38 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Libloather
It doesn't cost the feral government a dime to allow them to remain open.

It costs them money to force them to close, however.

3 posted on 10/07/2013 1:20:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: All


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4 posted on 10/07/2013 1:24:11 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Libloather

Why do i get the feeling that if i tried to camp there anyways that federally funded rangers would show up instantly to kick me out?


5 posted on 10/07/2013 1:24:18 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Libloather

Too bad the feds don’t remember who it is the land belongs to.


6 posted on 10/07/2013 1:25:49 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: musicman

If there are deleterious efects of a shutdown, then government is too big. Public Parks should be run by private industry, andthen they would be open.


7 posted on 10/07/2013 1:27:37 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Wow. We didn’t have the Internet during the last shut down.


8 posted on 10/07/2013 1:28:02 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Libloather

Hmmmm. I suppose ski runs are next. Aspen, Park City, Snowbird, Veil, Breckenridge...


9 posted on 10/07/2013 1:29:30 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wasn't prohibition the "Law of the land?" Wasn't "the earth is flat" proven science? Charlatans!)
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To: Libloather

This is dictatorship. He is proclaiming the rights of the royal forests like the Normans had in ancient England. This action converts Americans from citizens to subjects.


10 posted on 10/07/2013 1:31:53 PM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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Imagine if your health care was on Federal land!

err... you know what I mean.

11 posted on 10/07/2013 1:33:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Libloather

Barry Soetoro hatin’ on America.


12 posted on 10/07/2013 1:35:19 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Piranha

“This is dictatorship. He is proclaiming the rights of the royal forests like the Normans had in ancient England. This action converts Americans from citizens to subjects.”

Agreed.


13 posted on 10/07/2013 1:35:45 PM PDT by CelesteChristi
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To: Libloather
The Chief of the National Forest Service is Thomas Tidwell.

The Director of the National Park Service is Jonathan Jarvis.

These are two of the toadies of Obama willing to deny Americans access to American lands.
14 posted on 10/07/2013 1:37:45 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: nascarnation

wish one of our drones would take out this house.


15 posted on 10/07/2013 1:40:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Piranha

See, in Barry’s mind, Blacks don’t camp. Only white Christian crackas camp.


16 posted on 10/07/2013 1:42:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 1Old Pro

I agree!!


17 posted on 10/07/2013 1:45:01 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Libloather

This is all being micromanaged by the big guy. He should be doing what he was sworn in to do.


18 posted on 10/07/2013 1:45:44 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

NH gets what it votes for


19 posted on 10/07/2013 1:54:34 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: I want the USA back

You don’t see him shutting down WIC offices, Snap programs,
Welfare payments....those are HIS voters.


20 posted on 10/07/2013 3:17:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

He thinks he can hurt the average taxpayer and they will
bend but I got news for him, it just makes us madder
than heck and we ain’t gonna take it laying down.
This is America and we don’t play that sh*t.


21 posted on 10/07/2013 3:19:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather

Doesn’t anyone remember Lexington

It’s that time again.


22 posted on 10/07/2013 3:26:14 PM PDT by DNME ( Something wicked this way comes ...)
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To: Libloather

What does their lease say and where the heck is the emergency injunction suit??? Isn’t ANYONE fighting back?


23 posted on 10/07/2013 4:08:18 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: 1Old Pro; All
Public Parks should be run by private industry, and then they would be open.

My read of the article is that the parks ARE run by "private industry" and then they pay a % of their profit to the Feds.

Excerpt:

they are entirely run by a private company, which has a contract to operate the sites and which pays the federal government a cut of the fees it collects. ... it will actually cost the federal government money it would have collected if it had simply done nothing.

...the federal government does not contribute anything to running or staffing the sites. “We pay all the maintenance, all the upkeep, all the help, all the insurance,” he said. “All the trucks, all the equipment is ours. They have nothing to do with it.”

They have closed Inns, living history museums, access to Mt. Vernon. etc - all privately owned.

Why aren't the republicans, FOX, us, you, screaming this from the roof tops.

It's NOT the republicans doing this! It's the WH - playing the Narcissist in Chiefs game of 'getting even"

And BTW! the reason he hasn't closed 'his' golf course on the base - where the commissaries ARE closed, is because 'it's supported by user fees.

HELLO. Anyone out there able to connect the dots. These parks, inns, etc are supported by 'user fees'. What is the difference, except that the Boy Who Would King will never deny himself HIS 'privileges."

WE need to be careful to know the truth of it ourselves and not get caught unable to refute someone who says the WH has the right to do this - AND be clear that it IS at the direction of the WH

24 posted on 10/07/2013 7:54:58 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Libloather; All

BEYOND THE PALE

Shutdown Shame: Denying Troop Death Benefits

http://www.defenseone.com/management/2013/10/shutdown-shame-denying-troop-death-benefits/71480/#.UlNFke2vbiM.facebook

Time to start screaming, folks!


25 posted on 10/07/2013 8:08:14 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: mowowie

Camp there anyway. Get cited. And then have standing to sue.

Big news stories...


26 posted on 10/07/2013 8:11:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
Camp there anyway. Get cited. And then have standing to sue.

It's time for exaggerated civil disobedience.

Out-Alinsky the Alinskyites.

27 posted on 10/07/2013 8:18:59 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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