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Armed Guards Kick Senior Citizens Out of Yellowstone Park
Breitbart ^ | 10-8-13 | Elizabeth Shields

Posted on 10/08/2013 10:23:45 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Thousands of people found themselves inside a national park when the government shutdown went into effect. Pat Vaillancourt and her tour group "which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard."

The seniors were treated harshly by armed park employees until they were able to leave according to Vaillancourt. Once they began the journey out of the park, "the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route."

“We’ve become a country of fear, guns and control,” said Vaillancourt, who grew up in Lawrence. “It was like they brought out the armed forces. Nobody was saying, ‘we’re sorry,’ it was all like — ” as she clenched her fist and banged it against her forearm.

Vaillancourt was on a nine day tour of western parks "with about four dozen senior citizen tourists." As her bus stopped to take a picture of some bison, "an armed ranger came by and ordered them to get back in, saying they couldn’t 'recreate.' The tour guide, who had paid a $300 fee the day before to bring the group into the park, argued that the seniors weren’t 'recreating,' just taking photos."

As they approached the Old Faithful Inn located next to the famous Old Faithful geyser, she could see barricades around the geyser and the seniors were locked inside the Inn with armed guards.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assault; barrycades; bathrooms; dicktater; nationalparks; shutdown; thugs; tourists
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1 posted on 10/08/2013 10:23:45 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The forest belongs to the King.


2 posted on 10/08/2013 10:24:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Pat Vaillancourt and her tour group

Any relation to Vicky Vallencourt?

3 posted on 10/08/2013 10:26:19 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Somebody just doing their job again...I am really loosing any sympathy for any of these federal pukes.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 10:27:30 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Poachers. String them up!


5 posted on 10/08/2013 10:27:38 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I would like to see this played on every network and repeated as often as they played the Republican politician that spelled potato wrong....but I don't think it will happen.

Might stop the Fourth Reich come coming soon enough for the National SOCIALIST Workers Party of America.

6 posted on 10/08/2013 10:28:29 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: afraidfortherepublic


7 posted on 10/08/2013 10:28:56 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I have a nomination for the first fed agency to be defunded after next year’s elections .......


8 posted on 10/08/2013 10:30:26 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: All

I am shocked at how fast this country has fallen..........


9 posted on 10/08/2013 10:30:43 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yet another example of an out of control government....


10 posted on 10/08/2013 10:31:43 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Old Sarge

11 posted on 10/08/2013 10:32:31 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Boonie

The public schools have succeeded beyond their wildest imagination...


12 posted on 10/08/2013 10:32:40 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Boonie

I think it only took Hitler 6 years to go from virtually unknown to putting people in ovens. Were on year 5...


13 posted on 10/08/2013 10:33:22 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"Just Following Orders" was the Nuremberg Defense.

It was the excuse used by the NAZIs


14 posted on 10/08/2013 10:33:52 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

someone needs to film this.. this is democrat america!


15 posted on 10/08/2013 10:34:38 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

People, do not ever wonder how or who will fire upon you or your neighbors in the name of the state...................


16 posted on 10/08/2013 10:34:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: bigtoona

I’m beginning to think obama would do it too. I think repubs should allow for a broader gov shutdown.


17 posted on 10/08/2013 10:35:04 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: who knows what evil?

The shame of it is we allowed it to happen.......


18 posted on 10/08/2013 10:35:40 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: who knows what evil?

Indeed...

CA....


19 posted on 10/08/2013 10:37:10 AM PDT by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: camle; EEGator; DonaldC; E. Pluribus Unum

The Interior Department is infested with liberal, environmental whack-jobs. They are doing this with zeal, throwing humans out of their kingdom.....................


20 posted on 10/08/2013 10:39:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: who knows what evil?

“...The public schools have succeeded beyond their wildest imagination...”

“...A parent in Bryant, Ark., claims her sixth-grade daughter brought home a history class assignment that asks students to “revise, omit two and add two amendments” to the “outdated” Bill of Rights...”

How right you are.....


21 posted on 10/08/2013 10:39:09 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama is pure evil and a communist.

Maybe now Americans will see what Obama is and that the government is not needed as gov shut down and nothing has happened.

I’m glad Republicans shut down government. government is useless and only oppresses as in the IRS

call them and tell Republicans to hold the line and not cave in to media pressure.


22 posted on 10/08/2013 10:43:29 AM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I have been to Yellowstone National Park 13 times. I love visiting that park, but I may have trouble being civil with the rangers after this nonsense.

As for Obama.... Impeaching that bastard will NEVER be enough.


23 posted on 10/08/2013 10:44:53 AM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: Red Badger

24 posted on 10/08/2013 10:45:47 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

How much longer before the jackboots get their orders to start gunning people down?


25 posted on 10/08/2013 10:46:12 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: afraidfortherepublic
the seniors were locked inside the Inn with armed guards.


How could you argue that does not constitute and arrest?

I think it clearly would count as an arrest, which cannot take place without probable cause, a warrants, Miranda rights. At the least it violates Habeas Corpus, there were not held on a charge. Congress passed no law against recreating. The gendarmes couldn't do this to a suspect; the national park federales shouldn't be able to do it a group of innocent citizens.

26 posted on 10/08/2013 10:46:27 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Gator113

I love visiting that park, but I may have trouble being civil with the rangers after this nonsense.


Forget civil. It’s time to start spitting on them.


27 posted on 10/08/2013 10:49:25 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The GOP needs to get all of these incidents recorded and filed away. Video of outraged citizens’ first hand account of how the jack booted thugs behaved during the shutdown will make great campaign fodder in 2014 and 2016.

Some teary stories about vacations ruined and private businesses harmed. How extra money was paid just to hurt people during the shut down.


28 posted on 10/08/2013 10:49:46 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: camle
someone needs to film this.. this is democrat america!

Agreed.
Get this on video and put it on YouTube.
Make them famous.
29 posted on 10/08/2013 10:50:01 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

wow


30 posted on 10/08/2013 10:50:17 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

I was thinking the same thing. If, say, Richard Nixon had done something similar, you would have heard the lib yowling on Mars.


31 posted on 10/08/2013 10:50:35 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; lonevoice

Not my America anymore.


32 posted on 10/08/2013 10:54:09 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The first time I read this account, I didn’t understand the admonition from the ranger that they couldn’t “recreate”. I thought they were being accused of positioning the bison in some way to recreate an event. I mean who uses the word recreate to mean to enjoy oneself, and furthermore why the hell are they allowed to harass free American citizens so obtrusively?


33 posted on 10/08/2013 10:57:27 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Boonie
The shame of it is we allowed continue to allow it to happen.......

FIFY

34 posted on 10/08/2013 10:58:00 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: RightGeek

Nothing will be done about it. Can’t even hold hearings. If hearings then it will take 20 years to get to the bottom if ever.

Elections have consequences! Omao was elected on the emotions of the people who heard free stuff and lost their collective mind.

Jarret and co had a plan of destruction and was clearly visible before the coronation. Free stuff was all that could be heard in the land.

Well the bankers got free stuff, billionaires got free stuff, the wookie got free stuff. What did you get?


35 posted on 10/08/2013 10:58:50 AM PDT by Southern by Grace (kickbacks, bribes, maifia payoffs is how the D's get R' done!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Where is the politician on any side of the aisle who is willing to de-fund these agencies?

There is only one thing that will get their attention, and that is shutting them down. Hand the lands over to the states. Eliminate the agencies, unless the individual states are willing to put them on the payroll.

Really, I’d rather see the land sold off to private people, US citizens only of course. But handing it over to the states is a good first step.


36 posted on 10/08/2013 10:59:35 AM PDT by marron
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Has Drudge gotten this story?


37 posted on 10/08/2013 11:00:17 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: RandallFlagg

If it happened to 12 year olds, it would’ve been captured on video.


38 posted on 10/08/2013 11:00:37 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Not just arrest, I would charge them individually with false imprisonment and kidnapping.


39 posted on 10/08/2013 11:05:27 AM PDT by reaganaut (I don't do hopey-changey. I do ouchy-bleedy.)
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To: Gator113

Impeaching that bastard will NEVER be enough

Your are 1000% right. Impeachment is an article of the very law of the land he is crapping on. He would not obey it. HE IS IN FOR GOOD-unless this country rises up.
REBELLION-NOW!


40 posted on 10/08/2013 11:07:12 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
was it the Power Rangers...or Park Rangers that kicked out the old people...

41 posted on 10/08/2013 11:10:55 AM PDT by BCW (The War in Iraq - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

NO more excuses from federal employees of “just following orders”.

Anyone noticed over the last 5 years the gradual escalation of abuses inflicted by federal employees under the guise of “just following orders”?

History has well demonstrated that once on that slippery slope, there is no limit of the degree of abuse escalation.. It continues to grow until it reaches Nazi like proportions, or it is stopped by the people before that point is reached.

I’ve seen little evidence that the people in this country are ready to do what is necessary to stop these abuses being heaped upon them.


“First They Came for the Jews”
By Pastor Niemoller

First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.


42 posted on 10/08/2013 11:11:08 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Government employees act like this because they can.

Something like a dog licking...


43 posted on 10/08/2013 11:11:12 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: andyk

If it had happened to Holder’s People it would be on video.


44 posted on 10/08/2013 11:12:12 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
"Just Following Orders" was the Nuremberg Defense.

It was the excuse used by the NAZIs

Guilty. Next case.


45 posted on 10/08/2013 11:14:40 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
DUmmie FUnnies 10-07-13 ("This Land's Not Your Land": DUmmies down with Obama's park shutdown)


THIS LAND'S NOT YOUR LAND
Tune: "This Land Is Your Land"
As sung by King Obama

This land's not your land, this land is my land
Shut down or open, it comes from my hand
From Barack Obama to the bitter clingers:
This land's not made for you to see

If you go driving an interstate highway
And see an orange cone, you'll do it my way
You will obey me and not go forward
This land's not made for you to see

This land's not your land, this land is my land
Shut down or open, it comes from my hand
From Barack Obama to the bitter clingers:
This land's not made for you to see

You'll want to travel and go to Mount Rushmore
But at Rapid City, you won't go much more
Guards will surround you, their voices sounding:
This land's not made for you to see

This land's not your land, this land is my land
Shut down or open, it comes from my hand
From Barack Obama to the bitter clingers:
This land's not made for you to see

If you oppose me, I'll make you suffer
Come near memorials, I'll put up a buffer
I am Obama, I am your land lord
This land's not made for you to see

This land's not your land, this land is my land
Shut down or open, it comes from my hand
From Barack Obama to the bitter clingers:
This land's not made for you to see

If you go looking, you'll see a sign there
And on the sign it says: "There's No Trespassing"
And on the other side: "No Looking or Nothing!"
Both sides were made for you to see

This land's not your land, this land is my land
Shut down or open, it comes from my hand
From Barack Obama to the bitter clingers:
This land's not made for you to see

At the Redwood Forest, in the land of the Canyons
By the Gulfstream Waters, you'll see my minions
As they stand there guarding, you'll stand there wond'ring:
Is this land safe for me to see?

This land's not your land, this land is my land
Shut down or open, it comes from my hand
From Barack Obama to the bitter clingers:
This land's not made for you to see

No one can stop me, my mind is made up
As I go putting my Barrycades up
Nobody living can make me give your land back
This land's not made for you to see

New voices:

But King Obama, this land is our land
So shut your piehole, you can go pound sand
From the bitter clingers to Barack Obama:
This land was founded to be free

This land ain't your land, this land is our land
So shut your piehole, you can go pound sand
From the bitter clingers to Barack Obama:
This land was founded to be free

46 posted on 10/08/2013 11:18:33 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: Southern by Grace
If they can't get anywhere investigating Fast and Furious or Obama's dereliction of duty during the attack at Benghazi, they'll never get anywhere investigating this. It could be that Obama personally ordered the park officials to act like this (for all the national parks) but there will never be a paper trail and his loyalists will protect him. Like trying to investigate Nixon during Watergate--if it had not been for the tapes. Nixon said if the President orders it, it's not illegal, but he was a raving libertarian compared to Obama.

I think Stalinism may be a better comparison than the usual comparison to the Nazis. In the Soviet bloc people found themselves going along with the authorities and doing as they were told, to keep their jobs, like the park personnel are doing.

47 posted on 10/08/2013 11:21:59 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: afraidfortherepublic

NAZIS!


48 posted on 10/08/2013 11:24:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: chessplayer

I don’t know. I picked it up from Lucianne.


49 posted on 10/08/2013 11:42:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: LibLieSlayer

You need to understand what these tourists were going through and the position they were in. From first hand experience I can tell you the NPS has been militarizing itself for at least 20 years. Behind those thugs with guns were vans filled with black uniformed, masked trained gunmen waiting for the chance to strut their stuff. Count on it.


50 posted on 10/08/2013 11:43:22 AM PDT by familyof5
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