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Boy Scout leaders vandalize ancient rock formation [At Least they celebrate sodomy]
NBC ^ | 10/18/13

Posted on 10/19/2013 5:04:45 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

In Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park, three men toppled a giant rock formation that’s 170 million years old in just 14 seconds...

...caught on a cell phone camera, and a lot of people are wondering what they were thinking. nbc's miguel almaguer sat down with the men involved and has our report from utah .

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Utah
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But hey, at least the BSA gladly embraces sodomy.

Onmyhonor.net is a good alternative for people who want to avoid the Boy Scouts.

1 posted on 10/19/2013 5:04:46 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Didn’t take much to topple it. It would’ve toppled by itself in a year or 20 million....


2 posted on 10/19/2013 5:12:08 AM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: SoFloFreeper
toppled a giant rock formation that’s 170 million years old in just 14 seconds

Actually, that is a nice analogy for what is happening to our country right now.
3 posted on 10/19/2013 5:13:01 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They wanted to save a child from being crushed....yeah - okay - how about you not take a child to an area where a large rock could fall and crush them....how about you not put kids in vehicles - since accidents can kill - I mean - that kind of logic, how many kids troop through that area in the first place...it was a bunch of fat men showing off their sumo warrior and thought it was funny until faced with a felony...kinda like the BSA thinking it’s alright to allow homosexuals in until faced with a 10 million $$$ civil suit for allowing pedobears in their ranks...personal responsibility is rare anymore!


4 posted on 10/19/2013 5:13:12 AM PDT by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: SoFloFreeper

did they know it was something special

it just looked like a bunch of rock to me


5 posted on 10/19/2013 5:13:58 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not the kind of scout leaders I grew up with.


6 posted on 10/19/2013 5:15:21 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The libtards over at HP were comparing them to the Taliban who blew up the ancient Buddhist statue in Afghanistan...

Like I said...libtards...

7 posted on 10/19/2013 5:17:58 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

There’s only a thousand or more of those in that area. Big deal, it’s just a rock. Let the boys have some fun.


8 posted on 10/19/2013 5:19:08 AM PDT by lafarge
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To: SoFloFreeper

They should have to put it back in place.


9 posted on 10/19/2013 5:19:23 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SoFloFreeper

Typical report from NBC to degrade any conservative organization. But beyond that the BSA District involved should terminate those moron leaders from any further leadership positions or in that or any other Boy Scout Troop.

All of those so-called adult leaders should be charged criminally.

“The men, who were leading a Boy Scout group, “are currently under criminal investigation,” he told CNN. “It gives you a pit in your stomach. There seems to be a lot of happiness and joy with the individuals doing this, and it’s not right. This is not what you do at a natural scenic area.”

” Boy Scouts of America spokesman Deron Smith confirmed the men are members of the organization, and condemned their actions. He said in a statement that the organization is “shocked and disappointed by this reprehensible behavior” and is reviewing the matter to see if action needs to be taken.

Swalberg said State Parks authorities are conducting a criminal investigation. The Emery County Attorney’s Office also is reviewing the incident to determine if charges should be filed.”


10 posted on 10/19/2013 5:20:30 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SoFloFreeper

Make no mistake.

As bad as it is, and it was utterly irresponsible of the Scout leaders, this is about one thing: doing as much damage as possible to the gay-hating Scouts organization.

If a busload of midnight-basketball players had done this, we’d be having a national conversation about cultural sensitivity...


11 posted on 10/19/2013 5:21:55 AM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: lafarge
There’s only a thousand or more of those in that area. Big deal,

But, but... toppling over that rock disturbed the delicate balance of nature.../ S

it’s just a rock.

Maybe to you and me but to a libtard it a symbol...

12 posted on 10/19/2013 5:27:02 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: IncPen

Mssrs ‘Dumb and Dumber’ do not belong in a fine organization such as the Boy Scouts of America.

All that those idiots accomplished was provide further ammunition to those on the Left that hate and want to destroy any conservative youth organizations.

Glen Wright, a Scout executive in the state, said the Scouting organization is conducting an internal investigation. Deron Smith, a national spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America, called the leaders’ behavior “reprehensible.”

Utah’s director of state parks, Fred Hayes, said he was appalled by the video and that his agency had launched a criminal investigation. Glen Wright, a Scout executive in the state, said the Scouting organization is conducting an internal investigation. Deron Smith, a national spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America, called the leaders’ behavior “reprehensible.”

“Obviously, this type of activity does not represent Scouting or what it teaches in any way,” Smith told The Times in an email.

The incident revisits the thorny issues of humans’ relationship with nature and at what point concern for human safety outweighs the integrity of the environment.

To state officials, it’s a question of desecration and vandalism. To the Boy Scouts, it’s a question of to what extent the leaders violated the almost sacrosanct principle of “leave no trace camping,” a philosophy that seeks to minimize human impact on the environment through proper waste disposal and camping practices.

As to which principles of that philosophy the leaders violated?

“Well, everything,” said Wright, the Scout executive.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-utah-boy-scout-leader-toppling-rock-safety-concerns-20131018,0,334713.story


13 posted on 10/19/2013 5:34:10 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SoFloFreeper

14 posted on 10/19/2013 5:36:48 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The muslems have them beat. Remember the statues the terrorists blew up.
15 posted on 10/19/2013 5:38:36 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: driftdiver

NBC hates anything conservative and just wants to destroy BSA by pushing their homosexual agenda onto the BSA.

Another thread this morning shows how NBC is moving forward with their agenda.

With openly gay correspondent, NBC sticks thumb in Russia’s eye
Politico ^ | 10/18/13 | Dylan Byers

Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 7:34:17 AM by SoFloFreeper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3080894/posts


16 posted on 10/19/2013 5:38:39 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

The rock was unstable and would have fallen on its own in a short time.

Typical conservationist’s wet dream.


17 posted on 10/19/2013 5:41:34 AM PDT by caltaxed
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To: KeyLargo

The BSA has already bent over to the homosexual agenda.


18 posted on 10/19/2013 5:46:32 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: yldstrk
did they know it was something special

Goblin Valley State Park is known for those rock formations. These guys were pretty stupid but they wouldn't have been that stupid. They knew.

19 posted on 10/19/2013 5:47:18 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: lafarge
Let the boys have some fun.

I'm sure they're going to find their trip through the legal system to be a real blast.

20 posted on 10/19/2013 5:48:40 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: caltaxed
The rock was unstable and would have fallen on its own in a short time.

It had managed to stay up for tens of thousands of years, if not longer.

21 posted on 10/19/2013 5:50:23 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: SoFloFreeper
And that's why I called this emergency meeting of the Royal Society for Putting Things on top of other things:

There - fixed it!

22 posted on 10/19/2013 5:51:25 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: caltaxed

“The rock was unstable and would have fallen on its own in a short time.”

Well then you go and call the park management, and let them know that so they can handle it.

You dont just go and knock it over because you think it needs to tip. What if in their effort to show they know better, it slipped and crushed them?


23 posted on 10/19/2013 5:51:29 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: caltaxed

“Typical conservationist’s wet dream.”

Do not confuse Liberal ENVIRONMENTALISM with CONSERVATION.

As an outdoor sportsman, fishing, hunting, I was raised by my father to be a true conservative of natural resources which is also one of the tenets of the BSA.

ENVIRONMENTALISM vs CONSERVATION

A LOOK AT TWO ROADS
By T. R. Mader, Research Director

In years past, Conservation, the wise use of natural renewable resources, was supported and understood by a majority of people. It was taken for granted that man, due to his ability to reason, had the power and right to improve, change and utilize the environment.

Irrigation ditches were built, diverting the natural flow of water to man-made ditches, thus making mountain streams live streams year around due to return flow. This enhanced the land for man and animal. Stock reservoirs and dams were built in the semiarid parts of the West allowing the land to support stock and wildlife which, in years past, supported few animals due to limited water.

Man continued to progress, and with that progression he learned new ways to better conserve and use nature. Land in eastern states was often left in a state of little use after coal mining. Learning from those mistakes, man came west to mine coal and now often reclaims the land better than it was in its natural state.

Logging, though never very pretty to look at, was found to be the best thing for nature’s forests. Instead of dying off of disease, insect infestation, fire and other common tree killers, wood could be harvested and utilized, thus making forests healthier and man had a natural resource to use.

Then along came Environmentalism, a view that nature and natural forces should be the dominating force of change, a concept that Nature is “god” and man no more or less than any other living creature in the natural flow of events. This new philosophy was based upon several tenets:

1. Nature was perfect until Man disfigured it.

2. Man invariably disrupts and wreaks havoc in the
environment.

3. The Natural Balance of Nature is the only way to go.

4. Man must reject all of modern technology and call for
a return to a simple, pastoral life free of fumes,
artificial chemicals, and any noise but the chirping
of birds and the croaking of frogs (Science News).

5. Animals have a right to live as much as man and
therefore man has no right to eradicate or control any living
creature.

Read at: http://www.aws.vcn.com/env.html


24 posted on 10/19/2013 5:55:13 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SoFloFreeper

Good to know priorities of people.

Rock=lifeless


25 posted on 10/19/2013 5:58:31 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: lafarge

Its a**holes like you who are destroying or condoning the destruction of the natural beauty of our country. Enough people with your attitude and our parks and scenic wonders will be gone. A great example is Petrified Forest NP. The amount of petrified wood stolen from the park one piece at a time has significantly degraded the impressiveness of the park in my lifetime . But they are only rocks. Your attitude SUCKS. Take only pictures, leave only footprints.


26 posted on 10/19/2013 5:59:55 AM PDT by The Bat Ladys Husband
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To: DoodleDawg

well if a rock weighing thousands of pounds can be pushed over in 12 seconds it sounds like a safety issue to me

this is a bunch of crap trying to impugn the scouts and y’all should know it


27 posted on 10/19/2013 6:02:13 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper
In Goblin Valley

Did they think they were Ghost Busters???

28 posted on 10/19/2013 6:06:26 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: The Bat Ladys Husband

Sometimes a rock is just a rock...

(ducks...8^)


29 posted on 10/19/2013 6:08:51 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A rock sitting on another rock, now a rock sitting on another rock.....its a felony?
What a waist of tax payers money.


30 posted on 10/19/2013 6:09:24 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains' obama's America)
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To: txrefugee

the government would want to start a program to maintain it and fund it for the next 170 million years....


31 posted on 10/19/2013 6:11:17 AM PDT by nixonsnose (you never know how much pee splatters until you are standing at the urinal in flip flops.)
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BOY SCOUTS WATCH LEADERS GET THEIR ROCKS OFF More at 11...


32 posted on 10/19/2013 6:16:21 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: svcw

There’s a lit of delicate artifacts in out state parks. Scouts have always been taught to respect that. This is vandalism. Why don’t we give them paint cans and teach them to tag ...its only paint right?


33 posted on 10/19/2013 6:20:00 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: SoFloFreeper

Mother Nature knocks down our stuff all the dang time.

I’ve even planted trees for her sake. And she blew some down.

The ones she knocked down with lightning took far fewer than 14 seconds. And her thunderous roar of approval topped even BSA leader StaPuft’s victory shout.

Mother Nature is SUCH a scout leader.

I’m pushing back. Bitch.


34 posted on 10/19/2013 6:23:50 AM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: Anton.Rutter

“BOY SCOUTS WATCH LEADERS GET THEIR ROCKS OFF More at 11...”

Film at 11.

Crust by about 12 or so.


35 posted on 10/19/2013 6:26:17 AM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: BuddhaBrown

Yeah well I’m pushing back on these fat ass thugs pretending to be scouts.


36 posted on 10/19/2013 6:27:55 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: SoFloFreeper

No one has, form what I have seen, said that that rock was a danger to climbers and site seers. Boy Scouts often clean up areas and do many projects to improve safety and enjoyment.


37 posted on 10/19/2013 6:30:26 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Blackirish

“Yeah well I’m pushing back on these fat ass thugs pretending to be scouts.”

Sounds good to me.

Push with your legs. Watch which way Fat Bastard rolls.

And get the vids.


38 posted on 10/19/2013 6:31:13 AM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am a 65 year old Eagle Scout. My mom was my Cub Scout leader and my dad was my Boy Scout leader. When my own son was old enough, I was his scout leader and he is an Eagle Scout, as well. This was back in the day when being a Boy Scout and a Scout leader meant something. Nowadays, I am afraid the quality and character of the leadership has much to be desired in many cases.

These two yahoos are prime examples. The Dumb and Dumber label fits them perfectly. A real Scout leader would not have done what they did. They would have taught their scouts reverence and caution around these natural formations and not acted like imbeciles and knocked them over for “safety” reasons. That is bogus. I’m sure they came up with that excuse AFTER they were caught doing this. The idiots filmed this and posted it online? What further evidence, except the desecration act itself, do you need to know that these two guys are a couple of juvenile morons who are not real leaders but immature adults instead?

They should be kicked out of the Boy Scouts by the organization and punished by the law for this. There is no excuse for this kind behavior, especially from the leaders.

Having said all of this, I must state that I am extremely disappointed in the Boy Scouts of America for caving to the PC liberal crowd and allowing homosexuals into their membership. Next step will be to open up leadership to the gays. None of this is a good thing and they have ruined a well-respected, long-standing organization for our nations’ youth by their decision. I am ashamed by what they have done to a once great boys’ movement.


39 posted on 10/19/2013 6:31:21 AM PDT by HotHunt
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To: freebilly

The fools should be made to put it back.


40 posted on 10/19/2013 6:34:41 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: HotHunt

Good, thoughtful post.

I agree.


41 posted on 10/19/2013 6:35:35 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: HotHunt

“I am a 65 year old Eagle Scout....”

Congrats! I’m genuinely jealous.

Seems to me, the one guy fits the profile, literally, of the how-the-heck-is-it-standing round rock more so than what I recall as the pledged properly self maintained scout.

Let’s both hope and pray their recent wrong turn on the trail does not lead the Boy Scouts of America to devolve into Scouting for American Boys.

But I’m afraid the guy with the Pie Eating badge in the video could be another strong wind against the once-great teetering rock of an institution:

“A gay leader would not have been so obtuse... nor so obese.”


42 posted on 10/19/2013 6:55:37 AM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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well if a rock weighing thousands of pounds can be pushed over in 12 seconds it sounds like a safety issue to me

So...your logic is that if it is easy to be destroyed it should be? Do you know Mt Rushmore is unstable as well? Are you going to rush up there and start planting charges to destroy it too?

Please stay home and vandalize your own house and property.

43 posted on 10/19/2013 7:09:51 AM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: SoFloFreeper; Elsie; Zakeet
Deseret News reporting...
44 posted on 10/19/2013 7:17:03 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: hopespringseternal

listen jackoff

there is a huge difference between pushing a teetering rock and planting charges on public property

why don’t you crawl back under your rock


45 posted on 10/19/2013 7:29:43 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: caltaxed
I object.
A true conservationist sensibly uses God's bounty.Such as by using farming methods that don't cause the soil to wash downstream or objecting to pouring waste chemicals and trash into the water.A conservationist knows that intelligent hunting is necessary;an enviromentalist demands ending all hunts.
It is the radical environmentalists who demand nothing natural be disturbed and you should let predators eat your pets.
46 posted on 10/19/2013 7:48:42 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Blackirish

Yea, I can see how painting a rock is the same as a rock on a rock


47 posted on 10/19/2013 7:49:35 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains' obama's America)
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To: yldstrk
well if a rock weighing thousands of pounds can be pushed over in 12 seconds it sounds like a safety issue to me

A rock which has stood there for thousands of years without falling until these morons decided to act manly. I wonder how many beers were involved?

this is a bunch of crap trying to impugn the scouts and y’all should know it

And whatever happened to the Boy Scout's respect for nature and their pledge to leave the outdoors as good as they found it?

48 posted on 10/19/2013 7:55:22 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: yldstrk
Resorting to name-calling? That says all anyone needs to know about your argument.

The rock was not "teetering". It had been sitting in one place for as long as anyone can guess. No one can say how much longer it would have stayed in place.

There are lots of these formations all over the world, some are much larger. If they bother you, stay away from them. The whole reason we have a park service is because some people just can't resist defacing and destroying everything in their path.

That these guys were scout leaders tells you all you need to know about the level the BSA has sunk to.

49 posted on 10/19/2013 8:22:54 AM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: BuddhaBrown

Thanks for your reply. It took me a moment but then I “got” your meaning of “Scouting for American Boys”. I am afraid that is what the Boy Scout organization will eventually become if they continue down this PC path of liberal homosexual tolerance. I say if the homosexual community wants to enjoy a scouting experience, they can start their own brand of scouting and not infiltrate the “morally straight” organization that has been around for generations.


50 posted on 10/19/2013 8:23:00 AM PDT by HotHunt
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