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Shutdown overreach: More guards at WWII memorial than Benghazi; Park Service closes park it doesn't run
BY PAUL BEDARD | OCTOBER 2, 2013 AT 11:38 AM

The National Park Service is sending so many officials out to shut down federal parks from visiting Americans that at this rate it might have to suspend furloughs if the government closure continues.

Two examples:

-- At the World War II Memorial on The Mall in Washington, where veterans have been staging protests to keep it open, Washington Examiner's Charlie Spiering reports that at least seven officials were dispatched Wednesday morning to set up a ring of barricades to block tourists from the memorial. That is two more security officials than the State Department had in Benghazi a year ago on the night of the terrorist attack that killed four, including the U.S. ambassador.

-- National Park Officials closed down the educational Claude Moore Colonial Farm near the CIA in McLean, Va., even though the federal government doesn't fund or staff the park popular with children and schools. Just because the privately-operated park is on Park Service land, making the federal government simply its landlord, the agency decided to close it.


A Claude Moore Colonial Farm official said that the privately-funded staff is on the job Wednesday, but barred from letting anybody visit the historically accurate buildings or animals. Anna Eberly, the managing director, sent out an email decrying the decision and rude National Park Service staff handling the closure.

Pointing to Park Service claims that parks have to be closed because the agency can’t afford staff during the government closure, Eberly wrote: “What utter crap. We have operated the Farm successfully for 32 years after the NPS cut the Farm from its budget in 1980 and are fully staffed and prepared to open today. But there are barricades at the Pavilions and entrance to the Farm. And if you were to park on the grass and visit on your own, you run the risk of being arrested. Of course, that will cost the NPS staff salaries to police the Farm against intruders while leaving it open will cost them nothing.”

She added: “In all the years I have worked with the National Park Service, first as a volunteer for six years in Richmond where I grew up, then as an NPS employee at the for eight very long years and now enjoyably as managing director for the last 32 years — I have never worked with a more arrogant, arbitrary and vindictive group representing the NPS. I deeply apologize that we have to disappoint you today by being closed but know that we are working while the National Park Service is not — as usual.”

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Any way to determine if the following are closed?

--Grand Canyon
--Yellowstone
--Yosemite

Here is a site for 5 National Parks in SoCal

http://voices.yahoo.com/top-5-national-parks-southern-california-7949334.html

One of them, Cabrillo in San Diego is very rich in scenic beauty and history as well. There is a military cemetery, with grave stones dating to the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican American War.

Anybody in/near San Diego?

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More guards are being used to shut these places down, putting up barricades and signs, than are normally needed to man these places.
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Any way to determine if the following are closed?

--Grand Canyon
--Yellowstone
--Yosemite

Here is a site for 5 National Parks in SoCal

http://voices.yahoo.com/top-5-national-parks-southern-california-7949334.html

One of them, Cabrillo in San Diego is very rich in scenic beauty and history as well. There is a military cemetery, with grave stones dating to the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican American War.

Anybody in/near San Diego?




Yes, Grand Canyon, lake Mead, Lake Mojave, Law Powelll, Yosemite, Yellowstone, all are closed... yesterday 200people from all over the USA and Europe were turned away for the Grand Canyn Railroad trip from Williams to the Grand Canyon.
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More guards are being used to shut these places down, putting up barricades and signs, than are normally needed to man these places.

These places are owned by 'the people' and 'the people' must not be allowed to visit until Messiah Obama gets his way...


« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 12:59:40 PM by GourmetDan »
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News Bulletin:

National Parks closed entirely

Food Stamps continue unchanged

Aging vets who risked life and limb, are non-essential to Obama.

OTOH nutrition of ghetto moms for their future thugs and inmates, is essential.

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More guards are being used to shut these places down, putting up barricades and signs, than are normally needed to man these places.
A fellow who lives in the Outer Banks called Jim Quinn's radio show this morning and said there were National Park personnel on "National Seashore" beaches today where the locals and vacationers never see rangers. He couldn't figure out where they'd come from.
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Aging vets who risked life and limb, are non-essential to Obama.


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