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Some pay price for entering closed Acadia ( Maine )
pph ^ | October 8, 2013 | Tom Bell

Posted on 10/08/2013 10:53:29 AM PDT by george76

Rangers issue a handful of citations over the weekend for alleged trespassing. The government shutdown closed the national park Oct. 1.

For months, Julie and Eugene Gillies of South Portland planned to celebrate their wedding anniversary in Bar Harbor.

They weren’t about to let a political fight in Congress get in the way of their plans to see Acadia National Park, which they visited on their honeymoon 34 years ago.

Riding on small motor scooters beneath a bright blue sky Sunday morning, the couple went around the barricades and past the sign declaring the park closed and joined what they estimated to be 1,000 other hikers and bicyclists heading out on the Park Loop Road toward Thunder Hole. Another couple from South Portland rode with them on scooters.

Their idyllic morning came to an abrupt end when they were surrounded by park rangers. The price for violating the park’s closure order: a $100 fine for each member of the party.

“I thought they were going to drive all of us to jail,” said Julie Gillies, a mental health therapist. She said the rangers got angry when she asked them why her group was singled out.

“It was the most embarrassing, intimidating thing ever,” she said. “I thought I was in a foreign country.”

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Acadia, which typically gets about 285,000 visitors in October, is closed to the public just as the fall foliage season begins, potentially hurting the economy in Bar Harbor and the rest of Mount Desert Island.

More cruise ship visitors visit the park in October than in any other month

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maine; US: Massachusetts; US: New Hampshire; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: acadia; barharbor; mountdesertisland; nationalpark; shutdown
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1 posted on 10/08/2013 10:53:29 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

What needs to happen is get a flash mob of about 1000+ people every day and pick a national park to invade. Stay there for about 4 hours then leave the park untouched, except steal the Barry-cades


2 posted on 10/08/2013 10:56:15 AM PDT by DManA (.)
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To: george76

“Ja Vol, chust keep it up und vee vill close all of Maine!

Today, Maine, tomorrow zah vorld!”


3 posted on 10/08/2013 10:56:30 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: dynachrome; neverdem

Do you agree with the National Park Service’s decision to ticket people for entering Acadia National Park during the federal shutdown?

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Acadia_rangers_issue_citations_for_trespassing_in_park.html


4 posted on 10/08/2013 10:56:34 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

> “I thought I was in a foreign country.”

You are.

Welcome to 0bamao-nation.

Land of the freebie and home of the slave.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 10:56:44 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: DManA

“Stay there for about 4 hours then leave the park untouched, except steal the Barry-cades”

*cough* wire cutters


6 posted on 10/08/2013 10:57:17 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: george76

Woody Guthrie better come back and update “This Land is Your Land” because, apparently, it ain’t.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 10:57:18 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: george76

The rangers should not be issuing these tickets. The first day I was sympathetic to their confusion...no more. If they’re on the job there’s no reason to punish US citizens because the rangers aren’t on the job. If they aren’t on the job because the government can’t afford to pay them, there’s no one to arrest US citizens enjoying THEIR land and memorials.


8 posted on 10/08/2013 10:58:02 AM PDT by grania
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To: george76

Its really frightening to see the extent of government officials complicity in the Obamafuhrer’s cultural extortion scheme. If I were one of these employees, I would be unable to see ANY “trespassers”.


9 posted on 10/08/2013 11:00:12 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: DManA
AMEN


10 posted on 10/08/2013 11:00:24 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: grania

they thought the barrycades and cones would keep us out - that we would just ‘follow orders’. When that didn’t happen, they got out wire, that didn’t work either. Now it is tickets and fines which will deter some, next it will be arrests, which will deter more. We cannot let them deter us. Storm the barrycades every day. Don’t let them win.


11 posted on 10/08/2013 11:01:51 AM PDT by reaganaut (I don't do hopey-changey. I do ouchy-bleedy.)
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To: george76

Tear up the citations. Refuse to pay. Demand a jury trial. Make this cost the King as much as you can, in terms of both money and embarrassment.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 11:02:13 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: george76

Be sure to FReep the poll at the source!


13 posted on 10/08/2013 11:03:21 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: george76

What’s surprising is that while 66% of the votes are against the ticketing, 34% agree with it. It’s obviously an unscientific poll, but hard to believe that so many people think that ticketing is proper.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 11:04:54 AM PDT by ken in texas
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To: DManA

I’m thinking that flash mob should leave the park untouched, but maybe they could pants a few park rangers and run their undies up the flag pole.


15 posted on 10/08/2013 11:05:13 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: ClearCase_guy
This land was your land

This land was my land

until Clinton sold it

to a guy from Thailand (or was it Malaysia?)

Paul Shanklin imitating Clinton in the late 90's

16 posted on 10/08/2013 11:05:28 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: george76

Just imagine how abusive some real Federal Law enforcement is going to be all because we sat back and let them do this.

A few of these Ranger Ricks need to experience a Thomas Jefferson moment.


17 posted on 10/08/2013 11:07:00 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: george76

If they went around the barricades they should have expected to be stopped.

But when the officer shouted angrily at them, we moved from a constitutional republic to a dictatorship.

Will these people remember in the voting booth?


18 posted on 10/08/2013 11:07:22 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: george76

So if you’re not carrying ID, can you just tell them your name is Barry Soetero and send the ticket to the White Hut?

(it is still legal to go about ‘undocumented’, right? )


19 posted on 10/08/2013 11:07:58 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: IronJack

Duct tape ‘em to the flag pole. Run the flag upside down.


20 posted on 10/08/2013 11:09:19 AM PDT by DManA (.)
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To: Wurlitzer
A few of these Ranger Ricks need to experience a Thomas Jefferson moment.

A John Malcom moment a la 1774 Boston. I'd give you the histry but every time I post it the mods pull it down. Too incendiary for thier tastes, I guess.

21 posted on 10/08/2013 11:13:43 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: TurboZamboni

So if you’re not carrying ID,
= = = = = = = = = = =
Then you will GO TO JAIL.

The ONLY place in this country where an ID is NOT mandatory is while VOTING...

Of course, it is RACIST if you are asked for one at the polls.


22 posted on 10/08/2013 11:14:38 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: george76
What's Obama’s specific reason for shutting down the parks? That rangers needed to safeguard them will not be available to do so? The same rangers who are scouring the parks giving people a hard time?
23 posted on 10/08/2013 11:15:25 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: ken in texas
It’s obviously an unscientific poll, but hard to believe that so many people think that ticketing is proper.

Most visitors to Acadia this time of year come from other parts of Red England and New York...fascism and the power of the state arouses them.

24 posted on 10/08/2013 11:19:18 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: george76

Take pictures of the thugs and post them everywhere you can. Demand a jury trial and laugh when the jury finds you innocent.


25 posted on 10/08/2013 11:19:39 AM PDT by mistfree (Their & There, they're not the same)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Woody Guthrie better come back and update “This Land is Your Land” because, apparently, it ain’t.

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

26 posted on 10/08/2013 11:22:13 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: ken in texas
34% agree with it. It’s obviously an unscientific poll, but hard to believe that so many people think that ticketing is proper.

0bama core supporters - no surprise there. He could be caught bbqing babies and his core supporters wouldn't abandon their worship of the narcissistic incompetent jerk

27 posted on 10/08/2013 11:23:04 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: george76

It won’t let me vote. Guess the results weren’t to their liking.


28 posted on 10/08/2013 11:25:48 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: TurboZamboni
So if you’re not carrying ID, can you just tell them your name is Barry Soetero and send the ticket to the White Hut?

If you are on a mountain bike or walking, no ID required. Tell them you cannot identify yourself due to the government shutdown.

29 posted on 10/08/2013 11:26:40 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: mistfree

+1. Take pictures of the thugs and post them everywhere you can.


30 posted on 10/08/2013 11:27:20 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: george76

Is it tar & feather o’clock yet?


31 posted on 10/08/2013 11:29:06 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: IronJack

I’m not a lawyer, but I’m pretty sure you can’t demand a jury trial for a citation. Any lawyers care to comment?


32 posted on 10/08/2013 11:31:54 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: xrmusn

Que? No habla ingles.


33 posted on 10/08/2013 11:32:12 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: IronJack

2 arguments you can try: violation of the 14th: equal protection since some groups get to use public space while others do not and hey...the land belongs to the people.

awful hard to trespass on your own land.

[might even try to say that because of the shut down, the tickets are invalid.]


34 posted on 10/08/2013 11:33:02 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
A John Malcom moment?

You could post a link, couldn't you?

35 posted on 10/08/2013 11:33:07 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: george76

When 0bama was re-elected I recall a triumphant, hate-filled voice yelling “It isn’t your country anymore!” I didn’t believe her then but I believe her now.


36 posted on 10/08/2013 11:35:12 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ZULU

“If I were one of these employees, I would be unable to see ANY “trespassers”.”

Trust me, you could not be one of “these employees.” They are merely gov’t. union goons who have been issued a gun and told to go make trouble with their “fellow citizens.”


37 posted on 10/08/2013 11:36:48 AM PDT by vette6387 (i)
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To: Vigilanteman
A John Malcom moment?

You could post a link, couldn't you?

No link because I have no place to post it on line. But I've FReepmailed it to you.

38 posted on 10/08/2013 11:37:34 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: george76

Okay, so if the government is shut down due to lack of funds, where are they getting the money to pay for all the manpower to harass people at the closed parks and monuments?


39 posted on 10/08/2013 11:38:24 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog

They lie.

83 percent is funded


40 posted on 10/08/2013 11:43:40 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: ken in texas

I was shocked by that as well. 10 percent would have been too much.


41 posted on 10/08/2013 11:44:55 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: bgill

Que? No habla ingles
= = = = = = = = = = = = =
Nice try. We can thank OMalley (Md) and Brown (Cal) for ‘allowing’ all to have a Drivers License, no matter what there status is.

They are probably voting anyway...

Way back when - (60’s/70’s/80’s) such villages as Chevy Chase MD etal were declaring themselves ‘Nuclear Free Zones’ AND allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections because they paid sales tax and county tax and state tax so it is only ‘fair’ to let them have a say in where the money was spent.

If I remember correctly the ‘majority’ just sat around and said ‘Oh well’!

Ok, I ‘poohpaawed’ it also BUT at least I was living in VA.

I guess it is ‘true’, taking NO action is as bad if not worse than acting.


42 posted on 10/08/2013 11:47:58 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: Paine in the Neck

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Malcolm_%28Loyalist%29


43 posted on 10/08/2013 11:49:24 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: george76

Did they kill anyone’s dog? Because, until they start shooting family dogs, they’re not really serious...


44 posted on 10/08/2013 11:49:52 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: DManA

Good idea.


45 posted on 10/08/2013 11:51:46 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Paine in the Neck

As I wrote in my private reply, thanks for the history government schools left out.

Don’t have a clue as to why it would be pulled as accounts of recent Muslim activity make this seem like a clam bake.


46 posted on 10/08/2013 12:07:41 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: TurboZamboni

Oh, how about a few million of us downloading bHo’s fake birth certificate from the SpiteHouse web site and using that to give Ranger Rick in his little boy pants.


47 posted on 10/08/2013 12:10:25 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: george76

I don’t like the SS tactics. But...not every visitor might come in peace. What happens if a bunch of thugs decides to invade an understaffed park to create destruction and mayhem?


48 posted on 10/08/2013 12:15:40 PM PDT by informavoracious (Of course I want people to have healthcare, I just didn't know I was the one who would be paying...)
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To: Adder

To hell with “arguments.” The only point you need to make is “There are 1,000of us.”


49 posted on 10/08/2013 12:29:02 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Thanks so much. Sounds like a few modern John Malcolms could use the same therapy.


50 posted on 10/08/2013 12:36:24 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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