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post #1 of 65 Old 10-01-2013, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Shutdown closing many nice roads in national parks/forests.

This sucks!
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post #2 of 65 Old 10-01-2013, 12:19 AM
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Must be scary over/up there atm, hope it's all sorted soon
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So...if they shut down the gov/t, who is going to stop you from riding up there? The land belongs to us, not THEM.

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So...if they shut down the gov/t, who is going to stop you from riding up there? The land belongs to us, not THEM.
If your question is honest, then the answer is that those are federal protected areas that are open to the public only when its "protecting" staff is in service.

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The Blue Ridge Parkway will be open.

The Visitor Centers and manned exhibits will be closed.

I don't know if the Park Rangers are considered "essential" but I would guess they'll be stretched pretty thin.

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Lots of park roads are gated.

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the natchez trace is still open, with the hiking trails closed.

so, you can kamakaze it to your hearts desire.

when we were through it in the spring we saw 2 troopers side by side at a turnout. they didn't budge. so, i'm guessing zero troopers now and all potty pitstops closed.

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keep calm, and carry on... like a bad meal, this too shall pass.

It won't be the first time (and when the media and this president tell you this is 'unprecedented' 'never happened before' 'mean' 'uncalled for' don't believe 'em.)

Since a new budgeting process was put into place in 1976, the U.S. government has shut down 17 times. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan each dealt with six shutdowns during their terms in office, lasting anywhere from one day to 2 1/2 weeks.

The last actual shutdown came in 1996 — though the government came close during budget negotiations in 2011.

The last shutdown lasted three weeks

The three-week shutdown that lasted from Dec. 16, 1995, to Jan. 6, 1996, ranks as the longest in U.S. history. As a result, about 284,000 federal workers were furloughed, and around 475,000 essential employees went without a paycheck, although they were eventually reimbursed. (EXTRA FREE VACATION TIME !!)

They weren't the only ones inconvenienced. Some benefits for military veterans were delayed, and cleanup at more than 600 toxic waste sites was stopped. The government also shut down for six days in mid-November 1995, initially resulting in the furlough of 800,000 federal employees. The Congressional Research Service reported the shutdowns cost taxpayers a combined $1.4 billion.

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Here in the Northeast they punish us routinely by shutting down revenue generating parks when there are budget problems
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Must be scary over/up there atm, hope it's all sorted soon
In all actuality, this is what the framers envisioned when they created 3 branches of government. They didn't want one side having total rule!!!!!! even if they had a majority.

Crater Lake shut down the north entrance a week ago due to snow, no lose up north.

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