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If a Government Shutdown Falls In the Forest, And No American Is There to Hear it...
The Backwoods Engineer Blog ^ | 12 October 2013 | The Backwoods Engineer

Posted on 10/13/2013 7:34:34 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer

I really wanted to go shooting this morning, at the very nice Uchee Shooting Range at the Tuskeegee National Forest near Auburn, Alabama. I have some new .223 loads I am just dying to try out.

But no. King Barry has decreed that there will be no recreating, and has erected his Barrycades, along with His Royal Decree.

The roads in the Tuskeegee National Forest were open, as reported in the MSM, so I assumed the shooting range would be. I stopped by the Torch85 Truck Stop, as was my custom, to pay my $3 Federal User Fee and get a government-stamped piece of paper, that has never before been checked by a ranger in all the uncounted times I have been shooting there.

The clerk at the store told me that the Forest Rangers told them not to sell any user fee slips, because the shooting range was closed because of the government shutdown. But he also said, with a wink, the people who check the slips aren't going to be there today.

I decided to go in anyway, and got the picture you see above.

I saw people riding horses and jogging in the Tuskeegee National Park, right next to the shooting range. Apparently, those forms of recreation are acceptable, but shooting eeeeevil assault rifle-shotgun-pistols is not.

And again, I have never seen a ranger at the shooting range in all the times I have gone, so it's apparent that we can manage ourselves at the range.

Your government at work, restricting the commons.

I and millions of other Americas are getting really, really sick of this crap, and we are not blaming the Republicans. In 1995, Bill Clinton's executive branch experienced a shutdown, and I wasn't barricaded from going shooting or hunting in National Forests then.

No, this is ALL Obama. And his minions. And most likely, Valerie Jarret.

The question is, do I crash the Barrycades and go shooting anyway? Would an arrest and conviction for crashing Barrycades in a National Forest really hold up?

Given the experiences of David Olofson, and what the ATF did to him, I have to admit to having 2nd thoughts.

I'm not a 90-year-old WWII vet with nothing to lose.

TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; barrycades; forest; operationwhipcracker; shutdown
Full text as always for my FRiends. Links embedded in the text, and pictures at the source link. Thanks for reading.
1 posted on 10/13/2013 7:34:34 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer
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To: backwoods-engineer

The point no one in DC seems willing to acknowledge is our “budget” is a house of cards. We just borrow to plug in the additional cards needed to make the house. So, when the borrowing stops, the only cards affected are the face cards. DON’t PAY ANYTHING above the 2/3s level and we have a balanced budget and no default.

Meanwhile, if Obama the lessor decides to default, it is on him. The ONLY thing taken out of the economy is government spending. Tax receipts continue. In fact the Treasury paying NOTHING would be flush with tax payments. People living off the entitlement band wagon will be out of money. Anything that has a federal dollar attached to it will stop getting those dollars after 66%. So some road work may stop but alas the rest of the economy continues on. Ya see, those little pieces of paper one has in their pockets comes from the FED, they are a medium of exchange. They are not T bonds or T bills or any other idebtedness of the government. BTW, under this plan, the interest gets paid because it is secured by tax collections.

So, hold strong, let The Lessor stew in his juices because when the payments stop comming, no one is going to rush the Capitol, they will look at the white hut, the center of all benefits that have been bestowed on the people from OBAMAcare to OBAMAphones to OBAMAfreemoney etc and wonder why The Magnificient has not reached into his stash to keep them happy as they give him a vote to do so.

2 posted on 10/13/2013 7:50:42 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mouton

Every Communist revolution is accomplished with an economic collapse. Our marxist president would love to bring this country to default. Just imagine what he could do with such a crisis.

3 posted on 10/13/2013 8:12:19 AM PDT by aimhigh
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