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SERIOUSLY? National Park Service spitefully removes handles from water fountains
Catholic Online ^ | 10-8-2013 | Marshall Connolly

Posted on 10/09/2013 2:28:42 PM PDT by smoothsailing

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To: Jim Scott
For those who dream of an armed revolution in the U.S., these government employees have shown us whose side they are eager to take

I fail to see the point you're making. We already know that most government drones would follow Duh Fuhrer's orders without hesitation. If you're trying to infer that our military people are of the same union member mentality, you're only partially right.

Sure, there are Obots in the military, but the highest percentage are in the officer ranks. Those Americans in uniform who've volunteered to be the point of the spear in a post 9/11 world, are on average, of a very different caliber. Most of them are our kind of people.

101 posted on 10/09/2013 6:05:15 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Dacula
Let’s go put them back on!

Excellent idea. I'll bet there are thousands of patriotic plumbers who'd be more than happy to help rectify that situation.

We're all Joe The Plumber now!

102 posted on 10/09/2013 6:06:50 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: lee martell

I have visions of block parties lasting for many hours when he leaves the Whitehut...and several DAYS if hes then headed for LEAVENWORTH

HUZZAH!


103 posted on 10/09/2013 6:11:45 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: smoothsailing
The airheaded erudite former heavyweight boxer...Hairy Reed..... a RISING STAR in the "comix" world....whodda thunk it.


104 posted on 10/09/2013 6:14:14 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: smoothsailing

Ted Cruz’s fault /sarc.


105 posted on 10/09/2013 6:17:01 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: smoothsailing

Time to barrycade Planned Parenthood and prevent women from getting abortions.


106 posted on 10/09/2013 6:22:28 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: CdMGuy
We see all of these American bureaucrats who are, “Just following orders.” Wait until those orders include bashing the heads of American citizens with billy clubs.

There are far more of us, than there are of them. And we're armed. Well armed.

They're going to regret it, if they light this prairie up. Once lit, there's no power of the face of this planet that can put it out.

107 posted on 10/09/2013 6:22:28 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: rodguy911

“Truth is zero has the discretion to open it up but who knows which of his lawyers is whispering in his ear on this one.”

Dude!

Bammy is black, Holder is black - and those kind don’t like “cracka” types.

Think I am overstating the situation/motivates?

How many black guides are there and how many white guides.

‘Nuff said.


108 posted on 10/09/2013 6:25:30 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: huldah1776
Have had water fountains turned off during the winter in the north.

You don't remove the spigot handles to shut off the water. Any plumber's helper could tell you that.

109 posted on 10/09/2013 6:27:08 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: BitWielder1

Who exactly is PAYING these government bullies and vandals in a supposed government shutdown?

A better question is: “Who is threatening these Park Rangers with their jobs and pensions if they decide to be decent human beings and don’t follow the TelePrompter in Chief’s Ramblings”


110 posted on 10/09/2013 6:29:08 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Dacula

Carry a pair of pliers or a vice grip Leatherman.

Screw ‘em.


111 posted on 10/09/2013 6:29:47 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: NEMDF

Taking the handles off wouldn’t keep the pipes from freezing.


112 posted on 10/09/2013 6:32:52 PM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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IMPEACH! POUR IT ON!

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Please donate today!

113 posted on 10/09/2013 6:40:38 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: smoothsailing
Corey Stuart is rolling over in his grave.


114 posted on 10/09/2013 6:41:05 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: smoothsailing

1. Transfer all national parks to the states.
2. Fire the rangers.


115 posted on 10/09/2013 6:45:47 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: DouglasKC

Of course!


116 posted on 10/09/2013 6:46:11 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: smoothsailing

Rangers hate it when you play keep away with their hats.


117 posted on 10/09/2013 6:47:14 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: jazusamo
And which of the brainiacs in the SpiteHouse thinks this is winning friends and influencing dem votes ? :)

Sorry for the troubles, friends, but its burying the A**hole in the SpiteHouse and his dem buds. Out of touch with America. I'm gobsmacked.

118 posted on 10/09/2013 6:56:33 PM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
When did the h*ll did they get weapons? Probably part of the Patriot Act. Citizens, there’s NOTHING patriotic about the Patriot Act.

They've been slowly arming them since at least the early 80s, with more and more being LE commissioned each year. Hardly anyone took them seriously, so now they even carry Tazers. A rangerette Tazed a guy for walking away from her in a newly-seized NPS area outside of SF (a year or two ago). She was of course transferred to a better spot -- the way they always act with the biggest losers who work for the feds.

119 posted on 10/09/2013 7:00:31 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Windflier

Maybe someone stole them for the metal. LOL


120 posted on 10/09/2013 7:01:17 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Jack Hammer

“Think again”

Seceshers take heed. A divorce will be neither easily obtained nor peaceable.


121 posted on 10/09/2013 7:02:06 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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122 posted on 10/09/2013 7:07:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: smoothsailing

Those of us who visit parks and camp have noticed the change in park rangers in the last 20 years. Used to be the ranger was a big healthy man who would roll up and demand order and quiet at night. Then we started getting the urban student types and the pear-shaped ladies who wanted only to give lectures on environment and sustainability. Bureaucrats in uniform.


123 posted on 10/09/2013 7:08:46 PM PDT by moodyskeptic (Counter counterculturist)
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To: SJackson

“While I understand the anger, I don’t think it’s fair to blame this on the park rangers, these decisions were made at higher levels.”

With respect, the Just Following Orders excuse didn’t cut it in Nuremburg, it doesn’t cut it now.


124 posted on 10/09/2013 7:09:10 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Ouderkirk; Zuben Elgenubi

The Park Police have been around a very long time too — at least since the late 70s/early 1980s in some of the urban parks. Regular NPS park rangers started going to “cop shops” and getting their law enforcement commissions back then too. Unfortunately, too many of them were wanna-be cops who could never make it in the big city. And, their attitudes have become more and more hateful-toward-park-visitors. Don’t get me started on my stories.


125 posted on 10/09/2013 7:12:04 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: RKBA Democrat

No, it didn’t, nor should it. I hope you didn’t mean to compare park rangers blocking access to parks to the crimes prosecuted at Nuremburg. This isn’t a matter of illegal orders. Distasteful orders, I hope to most. But not much more.


127 posted on 10/09/2013 7:27:29 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, Michelle on Chicago)
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To: NEMDF

october? i am from philly. DC wont see freezing weather til when? december? there are NO coincidences!!


129 posted on 10/09/2013 7:43:20 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“There’s NOTHING patriot about the Patriot act”.
AGREED!!!


130 posted on 10/09/2013 7:46:00 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: MountainDad

The park rangers are go-along dupes. Some make excuses for their inappropriate and uncivil behavior. Not one has quit. They are colloborators with the commie nobamanistas No excuses.


131 posted on 10/09/2013 7:53:32 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: smoothsailing

Removing handles from water fountains...LMAO!...WTF, Obama?


132 posted on 10/09/2013 7:56:58 PM PDT by Route395
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To: smoothsailing

night bump


133 posted on 10/09/2013 7:57:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: smoothsailing

Winter is coming and I’ve seen that done in both Wisconsin (my small hometown) and in Iowa (where I went to college). I just thought that the fountains didn’t have their own water shutoff valves, so this prevented the fountains from being used during the winter months when freezing temperatures could cause problems. Since the fountains were really only in demand during hot temperatures, no big deal.


134 posted on 10/09/2013 8:03:01 PM PDT by ConstantSkeptic (Be careful about preconceptions)
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To: WVKayaker
Of course, you could always sell lemonade!

You can't do that anymore. The local government would come out and say that you need a permit, after being tipped off by the Feds.

135 posted on 10/09/2013 9:16:15 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: smoothsailing
Until very recently, the National Park Service was one of the least-loathed government agencies in the country. Now, with orders from on high to keep the public from visiting beloved parks and monuments the agency is developing a poor reputation.

If the public knew just how badly managed those parks have been for over a century, the agency's reputation would never come back.

We don't need an armed monopoly in the land entertainment business.

136 posted on 10/09/2013 9:21:59 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: dead
On the laptop screens looks like a game of lacrosse on Piaps’ screen and I cannot figure what the guy in front is watching, looks like some guy in camo doing a witch doctor dance to the guy laying down, while the soldier watches.
137 posted on 10/09/2013 9:33:37 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: jazusamo
If there’s anything good to say about their pettiness it’s that it has to be converting many to Conservatives and Republicans.

That's not quite how the liberal, co-dependent, abusive relationship works.

To them, it's still OUR fault for making Obama act this way. He's only doing it because he loves America so much.

138 posted on 10/09/2013 10:50:40 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: going hot
One screen shows two uniformed functionaries beating an old woman. The other shows a uniformed functionary beating a backpacker with a long stick.

Presumably , both beatees were receiving their deserved comeuppance for the crime of venturing onto public land declared off-limits to citizens because of the government shutdown.

139 posted on 10/09/2013 11:01:00 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: moodyskeptic
Had a park ranger come up to us at a campsite and start SCREAMING at us to move one of our cars. The guy got all beet red in the face and got in my friend's face, pointing his finger at his nose, "You! Will! Move! Right! Now!"

And no, this was not after a friendly warning or snide remark from us. This was our first encounter with "Obama's Forestry Service" in Coconino National Forest.

140 posted on 10/09/2013 11:05:51 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Dacula; All

Is there any possibility that this is part of the water shut down for upcoming freezing weather?


141 posted on 10/10/2013 1:14:40 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: moviefan8

It’s beyond time to bring out the guns. Start tarring and feathering in mobs, and to strike the fear of a FREE REPUBLIC into our government. If anyone thinks it’s just the NPS then you are naive, it’s every single department, they are all rotten at the core.


142 posted on 10/10/2013 1:43:42 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: SJackson

“I hope you didn’t mean to compare park rangers blocking access to parks to the crimes prosecuted at Nuremburg.”

Of course not. My point is that reflexively running to the excuse of Just Following Orders is not defensible.


143 posted on 10/10/2013 2:05:38 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: BlatherNaut
I wonder if anyone actually witnessed the handles being removed. Seems more likely the work of vandals capitalizing on the reduced security presence due to furloughs.

Though I applaud, in the spirit "innocent to proven guilty", your willingness to entertain another explanation, the truly sad thing about reports like these is this: it is no longer a stretch of the imagination to conclude that the childish spite driving these actions is, in fact, emanating from the highest office of the land. With the Obama White Spite House, anything is possible.

The only silver lining to the horribly dark cloud that has descended upon America is that when I speak with my lefty family members (every family has a few), I can now ask them a question: "Do you honestly believe that if a Republican President presided over such blatantly spiteful National Park Service actions that the major news outlets would remain as quiet as they are doing today with Obama's NPS? Do you honestly think that erecting barricades around the open-air World War II memorial while allowing National Mall access to supporters of some favored interest group to erect a stage would not be resoundingly condemned by ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and the AP every moment of every day?"

In short, my lefty family members finally have to concede that the major news outlets are, in fact, far from impartial. To claim otherwise is just plain delusional. Yes, there's always a delusional hold-out or two. There always will be. But I'm not talking about them. I'm talking about the members of my family who grew up Democrat, and just never had--or took--the time to look into why.

All of the petulance, arrogance, and childishness that is Barack Obama and his fellow travelers is now exposed for all to see. All the talk about George W. Bush being an imperial president is now coming home to roost when it is abundantly clear that Bush didn't even attempt one-tenth of one percent of what Obama has already done.

Whether this will translate into fewer people voting Democrat in the future is anyone's guess. Life-long habits and delusions are hard to give up. So I, for one, am not holding my breath. Still, the disgust at Obama I now see in the eyes of my loved ones who up till recently had a favorable opinion of Barry baby is a welcome change. Up till now some of my family members thought I was the wacky one. Now they're finally wondering if I hadn't been right all along.

144 posted on 10/10/2013 2:31:04 AM PDT by Jefferson Spins (in his grave at Monticello because our republic is imperiled from within.)
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To: smoothsailing

Planting the seeds for a future revolt.


145 posted on 10/10/2013 2:57:59 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: smoothsailing

NPS are BROWN SHIRT THUGS!!! Even the LIV are going to see what this admin. has done.


146 posted on 10/10/2013 4:28:09 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: miserare

Thank you for being a great FReeper!!

I wish more would do this. Seeing thousands (hopefully millions) of Gadsden flags flying all over would be a daily message that’s hard to ignore.

IIRC, you can get a 3’x 5’ flag through Amazon for $5. I’m thinking of buying them in bulk and giving as Christmas gifts. (or birthdays, or ....)


147 posted on 10/10/2013 4:29:08 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: smoothsailing

This sounds like Tim Kaine who trashed Virginia’s rest stops because there was no money-literally ripping out plumbing fixtures. Bob MaDonnell was elected and found the money to repair the structures and open them.

Unfortunately, Tim Kaine is now a Senator, Obama was elected with the help of Virginia, and Terry McAulliffe (former head of the DNC) is ahead in the polls to become the next governor. Virginia is going to the dogs.


148 posted on 10/10/2013 4:37:22 AM PDT by HarleyD (...one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.)
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To: Jim Scott
Psychologist Stanley Milgram designed an experiment where "teachers" shocked "students" for incorrect answer and proved how two-thirds of people were willing, under orders of an authority figure, to shock to the limit (extreme pain or potential death).

Living in Minnesota I had viewed NPS rangers kind of like Scout leaders but these past few days have proved me wrong.

Studies show that two of three people will go along to get along, even with the most extreme abuse and even torture.

The die is cast, Obama Care is the new "Final Solution" and seniors citizens and white baby-boomers are soon to be executed by the Brown Orifice (BO) in the White Hut.

149 posted on 10/10/2013 4:44:51 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Tried to tell 'em Affirmative Action was a bad idea...Now look what happened!)
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To: Windflier

Are they sure about the Great Allegheny Passage? That is a private facility.


150 posted on 10/10/2013 4:48:18 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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