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Feds Removed Handles From 40 Public Water Pumps Along C&O Canal
CNS News ^ | October 14, 2013 | Barbara Hollingsworth

Posted on 10/15/2013 10:12:29 PM PDT by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) – National Park Service (NPS) rangers removed the handles from some 40 public water pumps and closed restrooms in the 184.5 mile- C&O Canal National Historical Park, but they haven’t been able to keep hikers and bikers off the popular trail known as a “cyclist’s dream.”

“It’s full every day,” said Gail Hall, who runs Mountain Side Bikes at the trailhead in Cumberland, Md. “They’re bringing in their own water and utilizing the tree-lined areas [of the park] for restrooms. Some towns like Harper’s Ferry even brought in potties to accommodate them. As long as they can pedal, they don’t care.”

Cumberland Times-News reporter Matthew Bieniek, who first reported that the handles on the park’s old-fashioned water pumps had been removed as part of the federal government shutdown, told CNSNews.com that Park Superintendent Kevin Brandt told him that the pumps had been disabled “to discourage people from attempting to use the park.”

But Michael Nardolilli, president of the non-profit C&O Canal Historical National Park Trust, which runs interpretive programs at the park’s historic lockhouses, later said that the pump handles were removed for “public health reasons.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cocanal; duplicate; feds; handles; nps; pettynps; public; water
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1 posted on 10/15/2013 10:12:29 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

More Hope ‘n’ Change from the Spite House.


2 posted on 10/15/2013 10:19:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nachum

Obama is an arse.


3 posted on 10/15/2013 10:19:54 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Nachum

This is really unbelievable.

The sh**head in charge of the Park Service is completely destroying the agency’s reputation.

What a tool.


4 posted on 10/15/2013 10:20:12 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Nachum
"But Michael Nardolilli, president of the non-profit C&O Canal Historical National Park Trust, which runs interpretive programs at the park’s historic lockhouses, later said that the pump handles were removed for “public health reasons.”

I know what this part - "the pump handles were removed for “public health reasons.” - means. It translates as "Bullcrap."

But what the hell are "interpretive programs at the park’s historic lockhouses"???

Are the lockhouses inscribed in foreign languages? Coded in Braille? Got riddles written on them?
5 posted on 10/15/2013 10:21:29 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Nachum

This is ruining Moochie’s “Drank Water” Program.


6 posted on 10/15/2013 10:24:12 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Nachum

petty


7 posted on 10/15/2013 10:24:24 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

Hey!

It’s the Spitehouse!


8 posted on 10/15/2013 10:26:34 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Obama’s response as a petty and petulant child.


9 posted on 10/15/2013 10:29:23 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

Have you EVER seen such a jackass in power?


10 posted on 10/15/2013 10:32:25 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

I’m 67, and in all my years ... no.


11 posted on 10/15/2013 10:33:48 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

Not only that, everybody can see it, even the Obamanoids.

“OK, let’s trash our base.”

“Great idea boss.”


12 posted on 10/15/2013 10:35:39 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

?


13 posted on 10/15/2013 10:36:33 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

14 posted on 10/15/2013 10:40:48 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Nachum

Let’s face it. We’ve experienced a bloodless coup, and we’re not in the control of a totalitarian dictator. The chances that enough people in this country will ever notice or will care enough to do something about it are remote.


15 posted on 10/15/2013 10:41:11 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: mylife
"Have you EVER seen such a jackass in power?"

Not since Michael Moore made his last politipornodocufiction flick.
16 posted on 10/15/2013 10:41:46 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Mooren is a putz.


17 posted on 10/15/2013 10:43:23 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Nachum

Not sure if anyone is listening, but the guest on coast to coast with george noory is skewering the bamster.


18 posted on 10/15/2013 10:45:28 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: shibumi

Moore is a Petzala.

If he had any weight he would be a Schmukalovich


19 posted on 10/15/2013 10:48:06 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: doc1019

Well, cyclists.


20 posted on 10/15/2013 10:48:12 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: ottbmare

There are a few in Congress! Unless it now has the status of the “Rump Parliament”, which is not too far fetched.


21 posted on 10/15/2013 10:52:44 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Nachum
"As long as they can pedal, they don’t care.

No one cares, you petulant little spoiled-brat man-child. (Not you Nachum!)

22 posted on 10/15/2013 10:53:13 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Can’t use the pumps cuz the vandals stole the handles.


23 posted on 10/15/2013 10:57:28 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In this instance it’s more like Choke and Change.

Someone will have a heart attack from dehydration.


24 posted on 10/15/2013 10:58:06 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Salamander

Song lyric?


25 posted on 10/15/2013 10:59:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: gitmo
Someone will have a heart attack from dehydration.

And Barry will wave the bloody shirt and blame the Tea Party.

26 posted on 10/15/2013 11:00:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander
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27 posted on 10/15/2013 11:01:31 PM PDT by deks
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To: Nachum
I was thinkiing today, perhaps it's time for a peaceful,quiet Joshua/Jericho type march around the WH or Capital, exactly as Joshua led his people and the use of the horns.

That would certainly scare the hell out of the resident on chief, as even he knows the power of our Lord. May not do anything but scare, but God is still in charge, and it would be very amusing to watch them squirm and vacate the buildings on the seventh day.

28 posted on 10/15/2013 11:09:08 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Nachum

Maybe some day Congress will mandate that the Federal Government hire mature adults.


29 posted on 10/15/2013 11:11:19 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Nachum

I don’t know if the park service will ever dig themselves out of the PR nightmare they have created during the shutdown. Ridiculous does not even begin to sum it up.


30 posted on 10/15/2013 11:19:02 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Nachum


31 posted on 10/15/2013 11:25:17 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (National Pk Srv: “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting)
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To: Nachum

But I’m betting the 5 gallon water jugs are still being placed on the known transit routes for illegal aliens crossing the border. Gots to have our priorities straight and look after the illegals before the taxpaying citizens doncha know /sarc


32 posted on 10/15/2013 11:42:16 PM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: shibumi
"Not since Michael Moore made his last politipornodocufiction flick."

Was that his autobiography that was named "SICKO" ??

33 posted on 10/15/2013 11:44:02 PM PDT by Rabble
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To: mikefive
Ouch. Really wish you would make that point more often, mate. Because it is SO true.

Hope you do not mind if I also post the sentiment now and again, since I truly believe it bears repeating.

Incidentally, did you know that the signs above those barrels of water are written in English, Spanish, -and CHINESE?

Barry O'Cades is truly out to destroy this country.

34 posted on 10/16/2013 12:20:22 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bob Dylan.

:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYKL8Vtevn0


35 posted on 10/16/2013 12:37:17 AM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: deks

:D


36 posted on 10/16/2013 12:37:49 AM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Utilizer

Post it as much as you like. I’m tired of the illegal aliens getting taken care of better than American citizens.

I jumped thru the legal immigration hoops to bring my Thai wife at the time to the states, and get sick and tired of the illegals trying to circumvent the system and jump to the head of the line. They broke the law by entering the US illegally and should pay a price for that. And when people ask that stupid question of how do you deport 11 million illegals, I always answer with “You start”. That and no federal funds for any so called sanctuaries.


37 posted on 10/16/2013 12:40:43 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: Nachum

WHEN will Brain Dead Democrats wake up to the arrogant Spite House Mean Tricks!


38 posted on 10/16/2013 12:45:00 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Nachum

the vandals stole the handles. I’m sure it will cost millions to put them back on too.


39 posted on 10/16/2013 12:45:46 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Salamander

Dude, that, like totally rips off Weird Al!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUQDzj6R3p4


40 posted on 10/16/2013 12:50:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love Weird Al.

:)


41 posted on 10/16/2013 12:59:00 AM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Nachum

Apparently, although the government is “broke,” there’s still enough dough to pay these rat b*astards, who clearly have enough time to wander around and hassle everyone - in our own national parks.

Hitler’s Gestapo never showed this kind of loyalty to their leaders insanity.


42 posted on 10/16/2013 1:04:55 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Nachum

Gawd, our whole govt has turned into a bunch of assholes!


43 posted on 10/16/2013 1:20:03 AM PDT by Bullish (The only real solution is to abolish liberal democrats forever)
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To: Nachum

To paraphrase Bob Dylan...

“The pump don’t work ‘cause Obama took the handle”


44 posted on 10/16/2013 1:26:53 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: doc1019

dispicable—petti—vindictive. Who ever ordered this should be fired. Its not as bad as what they did to the WW II Memorial—but close.


45 posted on 10/16/2013 1:42:17 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Nachum

going to be hard to treat park folk with anything but contempt after their crappola.


46 posted on 10/16/2013 3:37:09 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Nachum
Those mean ass Tea party people.
Can you believe how mean they are?
Poor ZERO look what he has to put up with, and also his poor wife loosing her garden because of the mean ass Tea party.

YES THIS IS SARCASIM.

47 posted on 10/16/2013 4:14:19 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The TEA PARTY is my new party. Juan Mclaim and his Republican party can kiss my Grits.)
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To: Enterprise
"Maybe some day Congress will mandate that the Federal Government hire mature adults."

You can't be serious?
Ever heard of the inmates running the asylum?
Most of our so called leaders are so stupid. . . . . . almost as stupid as the people who keep voting them IN.

48 posted on 10/16/2013 4:22:35 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The TEA PARTY is my new party. Juan Mclaim and his Republican party can kiss my Grits.)
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To: Nachum

So many brown shirts. Sadly, I do believe we are outnumbered & doomed.


49 posted on 10/16/2013 4:30:17 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Ann Archy

‘WHEN will Brain Dead Democrats wake up to the arrogant Spite House Mean Tricks!”

**************

Probably never or at least until its way too late.


50 posted on 10/16/2013 4:38:18 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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