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Old 10-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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"We are a little bit pissed off up here," said Stacey Powells, news director for Eastern Sierra radio stations*KMMT*and*KRHV. "We have to stand up to this. Enough is enough."

Powells, who is based in Mammoth Lakes, is planning an Occupy Yosemite event this Friday. Participants will enter the park from its eastern terminus in the Tioga Pass and stage a sit-in at Tuolumne Meadows, knowingly risking citation. Highway 120 is one of the few roads open in the park for travel-only purposes. All other activities are considered illegal.
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Occupy Yosemite is scheduled for noon. Powells says to meet at the Tioga Mobile Mart on Highway 120 at 1 p.m. Then participants will caravan into the park. "They cannot take away our access to our national parks which are on public lands," she said. "They can't use this as a bargaining chip."

http://www.kcet.org/living/travel/so...or-friday.html

I love it. And yeah, it's Yosemite. Sorry.

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Old 10-03-2013, 01:46 AM   #2
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We need to occupy DC, until every last one of those idiots leave.
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I keep saying if you're voting for republicans you're part of the problem. If you're voting for democrats you're part of the problem. The only way we'll ever get back to an honest, representative government is to put the establishment out on their asses.
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Wish I was out that way to participate. Went there for the first time last year on vacation, loved it.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:44 PM   #6
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I keep saying if you're voting for republicans you're part of the problem. If you're voting for democrats you're part of the problem. The only way we'll ever get back to an honest, representative government is to put the establishment out on their asses.


Because the Democrats are so ethical and altruistic?

Neither political party is any better than the other.
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:00 PM   #7
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Because the Democrats are so ethical and altruistic?

Neither political party is any better than the other.
Did ya read ALL the words of his post?
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'Tony and Lillian Logue from Canberra, Australia, had just done a bus tour of the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce. They'd rented a car in Las Vegas and driven through Death Valley. They weren't allowed to stop in Death Valley. And now they had no idea where they would stay the night. "We had reservations to stay two nights in Yosemite," said Tony.

"To me it's just unbelievable. It's terrible." Tony was worked up about it. "I can't believe your politicians do this to you." And then he added: "This is the first time we've seen a protest. In Australia they'd all be out knocking on Parliament's door and jumping up and down!"

Down the road at Olmsted Point, one of the park's most famous photo opportunities, with the smooth pate of Half Dome floating out in the distance, there were traffic cones and long stretches of yellow police tape blocking the parking area. DO NOT ENTER. Still, some travelers -- from Italy, France, Japan, Kansas -- couldn't help but stop to poach a quick photo.

"Chez nous, en France, la montagne est libre," said a gentleman by the name of Bennot from Chambéry, in the Alps. Bennot didn't speak English. But in French he said essentially this: "In France the mountains are open. Everyone has access. Why close this parking lot?"

He and his wife had just been to the Grand Canyon. It was already closed. Their tour operator had offered several day-trip alternatives outside Yosemite. They were not impressed.'

http://www.kcet.org/living/travel/so...thank-you.html

And just what impression of 'Merica will these folks, who had planned trips sometimes years in advance, take home?

I sure hope we have all written our sleezebag congressmen and senators to tell them stop messing with what isn't theirs to settle their pissing match.
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One of the most beautiful places on the planet. A wackadoodle former shipmate of mine base-jumped El Cap there once and got about two grand worth of gear confiscated...

I hope the occupy movement gets traction
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Because the Democrats are so ethical and altruistic?

Neither political party is any better than the other.
I anxiously await your reply when you go back and read past the first sentence in my post...
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Someone needs a good sound system to blast "This Land Is Your Land" when the law comes.

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It's all politics. These places could easily stay open without any park rangers. I was at Arches NP in Utah this past summer. I went in during the day and there was somebody at the gate taking money. I have a park pass so, I just went in. I came back in the evening and the rangers had all left for the night. The gate is still open and people are free to come and go. I've been to lots of other parks like that too. Death Valley being closed is super ridiculous. There are highways that run through there and tons of back roads and 4x4 roads you can access the park with. You could easily drive in there. The fact that somebody is there to give you a citation is extremely ridiculous. Unless people are in the parks burning them down or defacing property, they should let them be.
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It's all politics. These places could easily stay open without any park rangers. I was at Arches NP in Utah this past summer. I went in during the day and there was somebody at the gate taking money. I have a park pass so, I just went in. I came back in the evening and the rangers had all left for the night. The gate is still open and people are free to come and go. I've been to lots of other parks like that too. Death Valley being closed is super ridiculous. There are highways that run through there and tons of back roads and 4x4 roads you can access the park with. You could easily drive in there. The fact that somebody is there to give you a citation is extremely ridiculous. Unless people are in the parks burning them down or defacing property, they should let them be.
Yup. But most roadways are still open.

The rediculous examples I pin directly on the executive branch (bamers and the WH) are the forced closures of private businesses in leased land off the Blue Ridge Parkway while the parkway is open. Private business, private employees, no federal monies, no federal workers - and they parked NPS police cars in front of the entrance as well as threatening to not extend leases for business that didn't close.
Also are the numerous private run campsites, very common out west in places like sequoia national forest. These also require no federal money or employees, and actually ADD money to the kitty, yet they have also been - literally - forced to close by the feds.

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