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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: smoothsailing

Good. I don’t care. I don’t spend money on socialists anyway. They need the money that socialist tourists spend on services, fuel, parks, fees, resorts, etc., more than I need to spend money on them.


51 posted on 10/09/2013 3:25:53 PM PDT by familyop
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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 - and it sure isn’t that of patriotic Americans.

If this cold civil war ever goes hot, many of these government employees will be like many of the NOPD cops in the wake of Katrina: holed-up somewhere safe, with as much government-owned property (vehicles, fuel, ammo) as they can sneak out the door.

52 posted on 10/09/2013 3:35:58 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: smoothsailing

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. Any reports of Zer0 or Harry Reid lurking in the area?


53 posted on 10/09/2013 3:37:38 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: smoothsailing

This is beyond pathetic. Salazar should be fired.


54 posted on 10/09/2013 3:51:07 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Paine in the Neck; All
At least some are protesting this BS.
We had 150 boats today show up at the Cowpens Cut off Tavernier in the Upper Fla. Keys.
I just read the Herald's version of it:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/09/3679928_p2/keys-fishing-guides-protest-closure.html

Its the typical biased POS you would expect from them. The first of four photos,the one everyone sees of course, was of a neighbor of mine who blames it on the GOP. The Herald of course does not have the guts to actually claim its the GOP’s fault but we already know where they stand. Me more than most since I wrote for those a-holls for 11 years.
I had a bunch of friends there heading the thing up. I had to work or would have been there as well.
One of my best friends Capt. Randy Towe headed the entire mission up and gave a speech on vhf channel 79 and a bull horn. These guys are losing money big time and will have a really tough time rescheduling their clients if they are able to do that at all.
WE are fast heading to a prime time fall fishing peak so we are hoping they will open the park portion of Fla. Bay soon.
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.

55 posted on 10/09/2013 3:52:48 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: smoothsailing

So now they are trying to kill illegals by depriving them of water?


56 posted on 10/09/2013 3:54:19 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: smoothsailing

Note to self... start carrying a multi tool again...


57 posted on 10/09/2013 3:54:45 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: dead

haha can i post that on my facebook?


58 posted on 10/09/2013 3:57:18 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: RFEngineer

“The lack of resignations from government, military, and other government entities over this administration is stunning to me.”
________________________________________________
Could it be that the government already has a majority Communist staff?
How many FReepers remember the “None Dare Call It Treason”
program/rallies in the late 50s, early 60s?
I attended one at the Memphis auditorium when I was a teen. The goal was to inform Americans as to how the Communist intended to take over America.


59 posted on 10/09/2013 4:00:20 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: smoothsailing

This makes no sense. What if an illegal became dehydrated?


60 posted on 10/09/2013 4:00:42 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: NEMDF

You shut down water lines by closing their supply valves, not by removing faucet handles. (Nice excuse-making though. Very creative of you.)


61 posted on 10/09/2013 4:06:16 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Dacula; Sacajaweau
Let’s go put them back on!

I see an outstanding marketing opportunity here. Go check out one of the faucets and determine what kind of handle is needed. Then go to Lowes or Home Depot or Wal-Mart and buy a case or two. Then set up a table near the entrance and rent the handles or sell them at a profit.

Of course, you could always sell lemonade!


62 posted on 10/09/2013 4:12:49 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("The only place that the left hasn't placed the blame is on their agenda..." -Sarah Palin)
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To: smoothsailing
What's next, put nails on park benches to keep people from sitting down?

-PJ

63 posted on 10/09/2013 4:16:40 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: smoothsailing

If an NPS eco-fascist thug lives near you, wait for the slug to leave and use a hand sledgehammer to knock all the handles off his doors. If his Mercedes is sitting in the driveway, repeat the process. It’s time for community harassment.


64 posted on 10/09/2013 4:19:26 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: caww

Now you know how Hitler was so successful. 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.

The rape of the American people is just beginning.

Obama cheated his way to reelection. Now he has carte blanche to do whatever he pleases for these second 4 years.

Take a look at Boehner and the rest of the Republicans in Congress. Nearly all of them are totally incapable of dealing with Obama the tyrant. Too bad for America.


65 posted on 10/09/2013 4:23:58 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I believe it was the Patriot Act that did make them park police, instead of just rangers.


66 posted on 10/09/2013 4:26:40 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: smoothsailing

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/10/calling-all-patriots-million-veteran-march-on-the-d-c-memorials-october-13th/


67 posted on 10/09/2013 4:27:48 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: smoothsailing

"...'cause the vandals took the handles!"

68 posted on 10/09/2013 4:29:08 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: smoothsailing

This goes to show you, a bureauKaRATZ is still nothing more than a RATZ.

And the RATZ only consideration is his/her PAYEEECHECK! So that they can go home and feed their scut, feral pig family.

Its how tyrannies operate. Without feral pig RATZ, a tyrant could never succeed.

Go read Animal Farm. Read it twice.

No one should be surprised that these RATZ would behave the way they do. Its the nature of a RATZ to act this way.

And the kenyan knows this and uses it.

If and when these RATZ are put on trial for violating their oath to uphold and DEFEND the Constitution, their NUMBER ONE defense will be: But, but, but, I was just doing what I was TOLD!! (UNT I VAZ CHUST FOLLOWINK ORDERS!)

And they are too stupid to know how badly they have been played, and how much America really does HATE them for that stupidity.


69 posted on 10/09/2013 4:36:36 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: smoothsailing

Park Service has morphed into the Gestapo.


70 posted on 10/09/2013 4:37:52 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: rodguy911

Has anyone determined that Obama had the authority to shut it down in the first place?

IF he thinks he can control the entire shoreline of the USA out 12 miles, how come this isn’t more widespread???


71 posted on 10/09/2013 4:39:16 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: NEMDF

Yeah, and the moon is made of green cheese.


72 posted on 10/09/2013 4:39:40 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: rodguy911

A new kind of boat people down there.

Bravo! Well done.


73 posted on 10/09/2013 4:43:55 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: BitWielder1
Who exactly is PAYING these government bullies...

I think the little creeps think their paycheck is covered only by liberals. They're wrong. Let's get a private company to run the parks... these 'rangers' are thugwannabees...

74 posted on 10/09/2013 4:51:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: BitWielder1

Who exactly is PAYING these government bullies is my question too. It is interesting that even with a shutdown, Big Government manages to spend money on useless money wasting crap.


75 posted on 10/09/2013 4:53:10 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: smoothsailing

***the NPS even removed handles from water spigots ***

Vise grips and pliers ain’t out of style! Works for me!


76 posted on 10/09/2013 4:57:07 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: smoothsailing

***Until very recently, the National Park Service was one of the least-loathed government agencies in the country.***

I remember reading, about 40 years ago, some NP ranger becoming upset when a kid called him a “Pig Ranger”.


77 posted on 10/09/2013 4:58:49 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: smoothsailing
There are people in this country who will do as ordered,
including Killing Fellow Americans. This removes all doubt.
78 posted on 10/09/2013 5:00:15 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: smoothsailing

If we think this is bad, it’s nothing compared to the crap they can do to us once they control medical care.

Some of those bikers could get sick or have a heat stroke... and the little bullshit ‘rangers’ won’t care... This is a taste of what’s to come...


79 posted on 10/09/2013 5:00:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Park Rangers are armed but our troops on military bases aren’t.


80 posted on 10/09/2013 5:02:27 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: CdMGuy

81 posted on 10/09/2013 5:02:49 PM PDT by caww
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To: BitWielder1

Does it seem to you as if the federal government has declared war on its citizens?


82 posted on 10/09/2013 5:03:13 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: dead

Superb. I’m stealing.


83 posted on 10/09/2013 5:04:09 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: jonrick46

They aren’t all gov. bullies...in some cases they’re hired temp thugs...but we’re paying for them. I watched a video of that in Phila. where they are “guarding” Independence HAll....they got called on it too by a reporter/journalist....good video too.


84 posted on 10/09/2013 5:05:45 PM PDT by caww
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To: Charles Martel
"If this cold civil war ever goes hot . . . "

I think you have described it. The government employees are waging war against those who promote the private sector. The free market system is under attack with regulations and taxes. They do not consider that they depend upon the public sector for economic survival. They think we are "Wacko Birds" for giving resistance and saying it. We only hope that the democratic process in a republic will fix what is wrong soon enough. If not, the idiots who promoted their socialist Utopia will go hot.

We are waging a cold civil war!"


85 posted on 10/09/2013 5:06:45 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: smoothsailing

Next the air will be taken away! Please don’t drink the water in the streams as you will get beaver fever another gift from Obobo the great.


86 posted on 10/09/2013 5:10:19 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Only a little side trip,not the whole show)
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To: lee martell

I am praying for that day.

I took down my flag when the SCOTUS said 0vomitcare was legal and replaced it with the Gadsden Flag. When 0vomit goes to jail, my American flag goes back up.


87 posted on 10/09/2013 5:13:32 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Dacula

need a picture of what’s left to be ready to epoxy a working handle on.


88 posted on 10/09/2013 5:16:15 PM PDT by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Hey! Don’t give them any ideas. If they had an ounce of brains they would have thought of that and done it already.


89 posted on 10/09/2013 5:16:49 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: smoothsailing

The Spite House!


90 posted on 10/09/2013 5:17:28 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Lizavetta

bb is confident that his ardent supporters are so stupid they won’t process how petty all this is.


91 posted on 10/09/2013 5:18:47 PM PDT by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
If you’d like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.

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.

92 posted on 10/09/2013 5:22:22 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: smoothsailing

Have had water fountains turned off during the winter in the north.


93 posted on 10/09/2013 5:24:22 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: moviefan8
National Park Service workers have gone from good guys to bad guys. They deserve to lose their jobs and everything they own.

Ordinarily, these NPS critters would have to plan on going home and living among the human citizens.

For some strange reason, they are behaving like they expect the human citizens to disappear, or something.

94 posted on 10/09/2013 5:25:43 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: smoothsailing

A childish prank


95 posted on 10/09/2013 5:27:59 PM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: meadsjn
For some strange reason, they are behaving like they expect the human citizens to disappear, or something.

Do you suppose it's because they are actually a bunch of left-over tree huggers, finally showing their true colors?

Q: What do you get when you cross a union-thug with a tree-hugger?

A: A Forest Ranger.

96 posted on 10/09/2013 5:29:20 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (The "government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: ridesthemiles

The feds do have jurisdiction in this area of Fla. bay it happens to be within the Everglades Nat.Park. Trouble is none of this had to happen its jut more of the “making it hurt” philosophy the higher ups have told the rangers to do to us nation wide.


97 posted on 10/09/2013 5:40:26 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: miserare

Thanks on their behalf. I think the captains played it smart by not venturing into park waters since they had extra rangers there to patrol and had boats ready to confiscate anyone’s skiff who dared venture into park waters.Its almost gestapoesque,weird for down here. It’s usually pretty laid back down here.


98 posted on 10/09/2013 5:43:53 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

nope, had em a long time. need them for animals and for loser thugs that do cause issues iun the parks. especially in large parks. probablk noit so much smaller, more urban parks.


99 posted on 10/09/2013 5:45:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: generally

I did that, too!

Great FReepers think alike.


100 posted on 10/09/2013 5:55:12 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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