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Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« on: October 04, 2013, 10:11:40 AM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/03/Obama-Forcing-Shut-Down-of-Parks-the-Feds-Don-t-Even-Fund

 by Warner Todd Huston 4 Oct 2013, 1:52 AM PDT

Looking to cause as much pain as possible to the American people during this shut down, President Obama sent National Park Service (NPS) police officers to shut down hundreds of parks and historic sites that the federal government doesn't even fund.

We are all familiar with the barricades erected at the open-air WWII Memorial in Washington DC. Images of aged WWII veterans being prevented by armed NPS officials from entering the memorial were all across the media.

In the case of the WWII monument, it was soon reported that there was no reason to erect the barricades--wryly termed Barry-cades after the President's childhood name--because the memorial is open 24 hours a day even though it is only staffed with NPS personnel from 9:30AM to 11:30PM. A government shut down could not have affected the memorial regardless. But Obama went out of his way to prevent the old men from visiting the monument.

Needlessly shutting down the WWII memorial wasn't the only unnecessary shut down Obama perpetrated. He also sent NPS personnel fanning out across the country to shut down dozens of parks that the federal government doesn't even fund.

One place the NPS stormed in without prior warning was the Claude Moore Colonial Farm (CMCF) in Virginia.

President Obama sent the NPS to the Virginia park without prior notification upsetting an event that was underway and forcibly removing everyone from the premises.

“We do not know why CMCF was barricaded from public access or why NPS police escorted staff and volunteers off the property right before a fundraising event on Monday. The National Park Service does not pay CMCFs employees, for its operations, maintenance, events or programs,” Claude Moore Colonial Farm Operations Manager Heather Bodin wrote in an email to FOX Business. "In our 32-year history of running the farm, through other government shutdowns, we have never had to close our doors before.”

In a public email to supporters, CMCF Managing Director Anna Eberly wrote, "For the first time in 40 years, the National Park Service (NPS) has finally succeeded in closing the Farm down to the public. In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm. We weren't even informed of this until mid-day Monday in spite of their managers having our email addresses and cell numbers."

Another such nonsensical shutdown occurred in Arizona where 100 campgrounds that are fully funded by fees paid by visitors were forcibly shuttered and all campers removed.

The campgrounds, run by Recreation Resource Management, take no money from the government.

RRM president Warren Meyer told Fox Business, "our operations are self-sufficient (we are fully funded by user fees at the gate), we get no federal funds, we employ no government workers on these sites, and we actually pay rent into the Treasury."

Meyer speculated that this was a tactic intended to make the government shut down hurt as many people as possible. "I can only assume their intention is to artificially increase the cost of the shutdown as some sort of political ploy," he said.

The famous Ford's Theater--site of Abraham Lincoln's assassination--was also forcibly shut down even though the theater and its programs are run by a private non-profit group.

Another unnecessary shut down occurred at George Washington's home, Mount Vernon.

In the case of Washington's home, the park is run by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a group that takes no federal or state money to operate. After the NPS arrived on the scene, though, the MVLA insisted that they were open despite Obama's attempt to send his NPS stormtroopers to shut the place down.

“We receive no funding from federal or state governments. We are not a national park or monument,” the Mount Vernon website states. “We rely solely on the generosity of caring people to whatever degree they are able.”

Former Speaker of the House and recent candidate for the GOP nomination for President Newt Gingrich was outraged over Obama's attack on the privately-run Mount Vernon. Speaker Gingrich posted a series of Tweets attack Obama over it all.

Gingrich agreed with the campground operator from Arizona. This is all a tactic by Obama to inflict as much pain on America as possible.


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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2013, 10:19:00 AM »
This is also a glimpse at the mindset of the communists. They view the parks and monuments as state property, and the people are mere serfs, servants of the government.

Parks and monuments could be left open with no support staff, (clean up, guides, etc). But, the communists don't want the serfs enjoying things that belong to the state until the communists get their way.

It is troubling that the people, and the opposition party aren't more vocal about this abuse. Those things belong to the people... well, they used to.

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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013, 10:31:05 AM »
This is also a glimpse at the mindset of the communists.


For a glimpse into the mindset of the people, click here.

"How are things working in the country today?  Almost all voters -- 88 percent -- say “the government is in charge of the people.”  That includes 83 percent of Democrats, 88 percent of independents and 94 percent of Republicans."

Apparently, more government-school education is required for the remaining 12 percent...




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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 10:35:09 AM »
For a glimpse into the mindset of the people, click here.

"How are things working in the country today?  Almost all voters -- 88 percent -- say “the government is in charge of the people.”  That includes 83 percent of Democrats, 88 percent of independents and 94 percent of Republicans."

Apparently, more government-school education is required for the remaining 12 percent...


I have come to the realization that the biggest problem is the indoctrination of the public. We have a public that is desirous of a strong government controlling every aspect of their life. The result of this is predictable and tragic.

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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 02:29:29 PM »
Actually the Fed doesn't "fund" any of our parks, NPS charges everyone to enter now days and then the parks all send the money back to DC and they send them back what they think they can spare for the parks..........  in fact the parks fund DC , not the other way around... of course the flipping media is too stupid to get that fine point.
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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 02:48:20 PM »
It is just more confiscation by the government of things they don't own.
 
The government does not run the automobile industry and yet they do.
The government does not run  healthcare and yet they do.
The government does not the mortgage industry or the stock market and yet they do.
The government does not run education, and yet they do.
 
According to the government with peope like Reid and Hilary and of course Obama, your house, your land, your investments and businesses, even your children, belong to them.
 
The consider themselves to be Holy Royalty and they own literallly everything. Even your life is theirs to thumb up or thumb down.
 
We are living in the time of Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire.
 
And everyone just goes along with it, and therefore deserve it.
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.

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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 02:51:32 PM »
Actually the Fed doesn't "fund" any of our parks, NPS charges everyone to enter now days and then the parks all send the money back to DC and they send them back what they think they can spare for the parks..........  in fact the parks fund DC , not the other way around... of course the flipping media is too stupid to get that fine point.

Sometimes, I wonder if this is not a plan to see how far Obama can push the American people, and how easy (or difficult) it would be to contain us?

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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 02:51:58 PM »
They consider themselves to be Holy Royalty and they own literallly everything. Even your life is theirs to thumb up or thumb down.
 
We are living in the time of Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire.
 
And everyone just goes along with it, and therefore deserve it.

I couldn't agree more. I've been saying it for some time.
And it's not just Democrats, many, (most?), Republicans see themselves in that Holy Royalty role.
They have groomed the public to be stupid and distracted, so they can plunder without fear.

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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 02:52:40 PM »
Sometimes, I wonder if this is not a plan to see how far Obama can push the American people, and how easy (or difficult) it would be to contain us?

Comments I'm seeing elsewhere is this is NOT playing well and the tide is turning against O in this....
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2013, 02:55:21 PM »
Sometimes, I wonder if this is not a plan to see how far Obama can push the American people, and how easy (or difficult) it would be to contain us?

The answer is in... the American people can be pushed without fear. This is a population ripe for communism. Now if they could just outlaw firearms, that would take care of the small resistance. Bill Ayers speculated it would require killing about 20 million Americans to put the leftist utopia in place. I suspect they're willing to go higher.

Divide and conquer, it's all Obama knows, and it's working beyond my worst fears.

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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2013, 02:58:42 PM »
Relic, you need to move to a red area of your state or to a red state, things are dire right now because of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., but there is still a LOT of American's who are patriots and willing to fight for our nation.  Remember the percentage who fought King George was very low...
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2013, 03:07:00 PM »
Relic, you need to move to a red area of your state or to a red state, things are dire right now because of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., but there is still a LOT of American's who are patriots and willing to fight for our nation.  Remember the percentage who fought King George was very low...

I do belong in a red state. I know that. I am bitter because I'm watching the destruction of this country, and the people around me aren't interested, at all. They have their smartphones, and complain about the latest software update, and get excited about The Voice, or what Miley Cyrus is up to. If I mention Obamacare, people roll their eyes. I'm the crazy old uncle in the attic to many of them.

I know Obamacare is going to hurt me, but I'm actively rooting for Obamacare to really screw the people around me. I think it will.

I know the revolutionaries were relatively small in number. But, most Americans at that time were just surviving, not educated, and just wanted to be left alone. Current Americans are misinformed, poorly educated, and actively shun those who don't see government as the ultimate authority and solution to all problems.

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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2013, 03:09:34 PM »
I'm just telling you in red areas people DO care... so what you are seeing is a myopic view...
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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2013, 03:11:53 PM »
I'm just telling you in red areas people DO care... so what you are seeing is a myopic view...

2012 tells me there are more of them then there are of us, and there is no expectation the situation will improve.

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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2013, 03:17:03 PM »
2012 tells me there are more of them then there are of us, and there is no expectation the situation will improve.

Not really.  A lot of people were not given a reason to vote and there was also a lot more fraud than many want to admit.  We put up a candidate people can get excited over the voters will come, Reagan proved that.
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Re: Obama Forcing Shut Down of Parks the Feds Don't Even Fund
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2013, 04:18:06 PM »
2012 tells me there are more of them then there are of us, and there is no expectation the situation will improve.

Come on, mate. The situation right now would make anyone who cares feel like crap, but there is no reason to throw in the towel, no matter how tempting. Do that and you are right - we can't expect the situation to improve.

The battle is being gone about the wrong way and has been for years, as evidenced by your "crazy old uncle" comment. Betting every single person here has had that at some stage, and it is simply because conservatism has been painted that way for decades. Time to reverse that meme.
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