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Defying government shutdown, national park visitors play ‘catch me if you can’
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10-8-13 | Patrick Jonsson

Posted on 10/08/2013 6:15:58 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat

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1 posted on 10/08/2013 6:15:58 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat
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To: RKBA Democrat

what we need to do is toss out the head conehead in the WH


2 posted on 10/08/2013 6:18:10 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: RKBA Democrat

The National Parks belong to the American people. Not some dumbass from Kenya sitting in the White Hut.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 6:18:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

I can imagine what the MSM would be saying if Bush did the same thing.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 6:21:10 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: FlingWingFlyer

“The National Parks belong to the American people.”

You’re right. And like any property we own, we should visit it and make sure it’s being taken care of properly. Especially during these difficult times.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 6:21:40 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: RKBA Democrat

“....Americans are gleefully engaging in what they call “civil disobedience”

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Until one of the federal agents loses his temper and pulls a gun....


6 posted on 10/08/2013 6:21:49 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I don't say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Wouldn’t surprise me in the least if the Indonesian-in-Chief issued a “shoot on sight” order.

There’s no one as dangerous as an ego-challenged psychopath with power.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 6:27:30 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Only one way to respond to Obama’s goons:
Massive civil disobedience.

Surely the authorities will protect us as they did the OWS punks? Oh, wait. It’s those same authorities doing this to us.


8 posted on 10/08/2013 6:27:46 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 353FMG
Until one of the federal agents loses his temper and pulls a gun....

That works both ways.

/johnny

9 posted on 10/08/2013 6:27:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RKBA Democrat

undocumented visitors.

No American is ILLEGAL in a park...


10 posted on 10/08/2013 6:29:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: RKBA Democrat
You know what the president wants. Give 'em a full cavity search, the roto-rooter, make it hurt.
11 posted on 10/08/2013 6:29:10 PM PDT by JPG (Putin Does Obama.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Yobama’s Barrycades are as useless as Yobama’s promises.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 6:29:29 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: bigheadfred
what we need to do is toss out the head conehead in the WH

Actually, we need to move into the public lands in the thousands and thousands. Too many to be fined or jailed.

13 posted on 10/08/2013 6:30:12 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

And that will be the shot heard around the world in the 21st century.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 6:31:01 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I don't say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

And that will be the shot heard around the world in the 21st century.


15 posted on 10/08/2013 6:31:47 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I don't say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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16 posted on 10/08/2013 6:31:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: bigheadfred
Here Here Huzzam and AMEN!





While barry prefers the CONE...his future requires a somewhat different sort of headgear


17 posted on 10/08/2013 6:32:44 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Until you confront an eco-fascist NPS agent in a dark parking lot with nobody around, you have no idea what a bunch of bed-wetters these gutless pricks are.


18 posted on 10/08/2013 6:34:01 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: RKBA Democrat

Bambi may have bitten off more than he can chew. Americans are very dedicated to their parks and monuments.

Not being an American, he wouldn’t understand.


19 posted on 10/08/2013 6:37:55 PM PDT by livius
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To: JRandomFreeper
Some friends and I are heading to the Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge National Recreation Area this weekend. The Bridge is still open, but parts of the Gorge are closed, but I plan on checking it out.

As the Gorge has a sizable black bear population (one of my sister's coworkers was mauled a few years back), I always carry my 1911 with me. A .45ACP is questionable against a grizz, but it will do a blackie just fine.

20 posted on 10/08/2013 6:38:29 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

If they put this much effort at the border, especially the national parks in Arizona, we would not have had a protest at the national mall today.


21 posted on 10/08/2013 6:42:19 PM PDT by nomobs (All of my friends are right - I mean far right)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

I was going to go Yosemite this weekend but a snowstorm just closed the east entrance road (SR 120) into the park.


22 posted on 10/08/2013 6:47:44 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: sergeantdave

Its easy for these park rangers to “do their jobs” with a sidearm, confronting grandma and grandpa...it’s called intimidation.

Betcha they wouldn’t do that if grandma and grandpa brought an escort.

Sniveling little punks. I know for a FACT that I’d quit my job before I did what some of these rangers are doing. I know this because I have quit a job over ethics.


23 posted on 10/08/2013 6:47:50 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: SkyDancer

I can imagine what the MSM would be saying if Bush did the same thing.


Although I agree, I say screw the MSM. They don’t own me, I don’t respect them or their opinion....and bozo does not own National Parks.


24 posted on 10/08/2013 6:50:28 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: 353FMG
"And that will be the shot heard around the world in the 21st century."

If that happens I foresee 1 million bikers and 1 million truckers surrounding the ass wipes who fired said shot. And they won't have enough ammo to save themselves.

25 posted on 10/08/2013 6:55:33 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Inyo-Mono
Sorry to hear that. The weather at Natural Bridge is supposed to be excellent this weekend (low-45, high-75) and it is going to be peak fall colors.

We're going to leave hear at o'dark-early so we're there at sunrise. It's going to be a great day.

26 posted on 10/08/2013 7:07:34 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson; Inyo-Mono
Gaah! Here, not hear.

Sleep, I need sleep.

27 posted on 10/08/2013 7:08:47 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Hope you have a great time! The Fall colors are peaking in the High Sierra and Yosemite right now too.


28 posted on 10/08/2013 7:09:32 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Hide and Go Seek in the park. We can be like kids again.


29 posted on 10/08/2013 7:10:08 PM PDT by SisterK (its all a spiritual war)
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To: KittenClaws

They’d be running 24/7 screaming their heads off. Having hissy fits. I remember reading where Bush wanted to allow people to put 10% of their FICA money into stocks and the media went ballistic - I despise American media and the whack job talking heads on the alphabet news orgs.


30 posted on 10/08/2013 7:20:06 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: RKBA Democrat
The modern version of Don't Tread on Me from the article.

“Catch Us If You Can”

31 posted on 10/08/2013 7:20:08 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: SampleMan

“Actually, we need to move into the public lands in the thousands and thousands. Too many to be fined or jailed.”

That’s going to happen this weekend in Colorado. It’s called elk season....


32 posted on 10/08/2013 7:24:06 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: bigheadfred

Every single park ranger or any officer who participates should be held personally legally responsible for his or her actions with no legal recourse to a defense argument of simply following orders.

If they they really think that they’re doing the right thing, then go for it.

If they aren’t sure that they want to be held personally for, for example, forcing a busload of elderly sightseers to drive 2 1/2 hours on a bus with no restroom breaks, then they need to have the guts to say No.

These folks are showing character traits disturbingly similar to the guys who had what it took to load people onto cattle cars and to open the gas supply to group showers.


33 posted on 10/08/2013 7:26:27 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Jack Hammer

You have described the Dick-tator perfectly.


34 posted on 10/08/2013 7:33:53 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: SkyDancer
They’d be running 24/7 screaming their heads off. Having hissy fits. I remember reading where Bush wanted to allow people to put 10% of their FICA money into stocks and the media went ballistic - I despise American media and the whack job talking heads on the alphabet news orgs.

When I realized I despised the media, I I quit listening to them.

That's about it in a nutshell.

Those who take what the media says to heart, well, I pity them.

The media, and those who take their words as gospel, are not worth my time to worry about. They can all stew and spew all they want.

35 posted on 10/08/2013 7:34:16 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: pax_et_bonum

And if you don’t think that these same park rangers would load your butt and mine into a boxcar without batting an eye, you got another think coming.


36 posted on 10/08/2013 7:35:13 PM PDT by sport
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To: KittenClaws

I get my news on-line where it’s verifiable. You can check to see what’s true and what’s slanted and what stories are missing from being told.


37 posted on 10/08/2013 7:36:30 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: RKBA Democrat
“We’ve gone from ‘this land is your land, this land is my land,’ to the government saying this land is its land,”

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

38 posted on 10/08/2013 7:43:47 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: sport

And if you don’t think that these same park rangers would load your butt and mine into a boxcar without batting an eye, you got another think coming.

****

Exactly.


39 posted on 10/08/2013 7:43:51 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

I think we’re at that early point when government employees can assure themselves that they’re “just” doing such and such and so and so because they’re ordered to do so for show and it’s not going to do any permanent harm and they’ll get to keep their jobs and it will all blow over...

Would they go further? I don’t know. The Germans did, obviously. I think a lot of rangers - who really didn’t go into their jobs to be police in the first place - might slip away and not go along with the program. But probably most of the people who work for the government in any capacity will rationalize it and do exactly what most Germans did.

They learned to ignore more and more and simply focus on the mechanics of their job and never even think about what they were actually doing.

Obama’s constant references today in his faux press conference to the “Tea Party” as terrorists, revolutionaries, etc. is clearly meant to stir up hatred and fear and legitimize any future attacks on his enemies. I found it very frightening.

Worse, the “Tea Party” doesn’t actually even exist...there are some groups that share certain opinions and objectives, but there is no such thing as an organized Tea Party. So that means that anybody can be accused of being a “member,” because it’s not necessary (or even possible) to have an official membership but yet be accused of being a subversive or even a terrorist.


40 posted on 10/08/2013 8:09:53 PM PDT by livius
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To: RKBA Democrat
Sorry Folks Barry World is closed.


41 posted on 10/08/2013 8:15:32 PM PDT by edzo4 (You call us the 'Party Of No', I call us the resistance.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

It’s good to see that Americans aren’t rolling over for the brownshirts.


42 posted on 10/08/2013 8:20:59 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Well done, charles, bravo!

CC

43 posted on 10/08/2013 8:21:41 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: MeshugeMikey

#2 needs a fly buzzing around.

:)


44 posted on 10/08/2013 8:44:43 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Salamander

Thats a fairly easily acccomplished task if I can find the original photoshop file stored with a name....that I can pout together with the image,,,,

I often name files with a string of letters or numbers...in leiu of a real name....particularly if the final result is going to be a small banner file....such as this stuff.


45 posted on 10/08/2013 8:50:26 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: edzo4

That just got you on some super secret NSA watch list.


46 posted on 10/08/2013 9:02:08 PM PDT by matt04
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To: livius

How can the Govt be shut down when there are unusual numbers of semi-automatic wielding Govt thugs running around, bullying U.S. citizens (but not illegals...)?

Seems if the Govt is shut down, the Brown/Black/Gray Shirt Obama militia would be furloughed along with the Govt employees whose job is to actually help people, but who Obaba furloughed and warned them not to even volunteer.


47 posted on 10/08/2013 9:19:17 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It’s already excellent...but a fly would add the extra little touche’.

:)


48 posted on 10/08/2013 9:37:27 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: RKBA Democrat
Note to John Boehner and Eric Cantor: Reduce the budget for the National Park Service to $1. That will get the bureaucrat's attention and the feral government employees.
49 posted on 10/08/2013 9:47:12 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: MeshugeMikey

Cheap tricks....:)

50 posted on 10/08/2013 10:01:40 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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