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I would say it isn't about the money: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303492504579115970922504940.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStoriesThis story is about locals offering up their money to open the parks back up, but the man won't have it ( bad servants, bad!). To keep it about BB, do you think the locals in Terlingua (or Texas) would do this, and how much would they need?
Quote from: alan in shreveport on October 04, 2013, 09:22:26 PM What about a "movement" whereby everyone states their opinion of the current federales by using the only thing we have left - our vote. I intend , and urge everyone else , to vote against EVERY incumbent, regardless of their party - or yours. Lets force 'Term limits". How much worse could it be ? Anybody else ?No. The logic of dumping incumbents 'just because' and voting in newbies 'just because' is as productive as straight ticket voting. Both ideas- in my opinion- point to a majority voting population that really doesn't want to mess with issues. Thus we are loaded down with a government full of uneducated talking heads that look and sound good for a party. I wonder how many of our leaders - outside of our Senators- have sat and read through George Washington's farewell address... even in 1796 that man was dead on.
What about a "movement" whereby everyone states their opinion of the current federales by using the only thing we have left - our vote. I intend , and urge everyone else , to vote against EVERY incumbent, regardless of their party - or yours. Lets force 'Term limits". How much worse could it be ? Anybody else ?
Good morning Mr. [fartymarty],US 385 and SH 118 (near Study Butte) both end at the National Park border (they do not continue into the National Park). Since the roadways within the National Park are under their jurisdiction, they do have the authority to close these roads.The news last night reported that Brewster County is working on something to try to keep the Park open. They have a special meeting today to discuss alternatives/options.Here is the link to the news article:http://www.newswest9.com/story/23596149/brewster-county-holds-special-commissioners-court-thursdayThank you
I, for one, like the visitor centers and the help we get from the rangers. Some people are not there for prolonged hikes or back country experiences. For others , much can be seen and enjoyed even by car. I've done long hikes and sight seeing by car and there's a place for both in our National Parks.
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