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Utah Pays $1.6 Million to
Reopen its National Parks

U.S. News & World Report, by Katherine Beard

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Posted By:earlybird, 10/11/2013 12:55:31 PM

"The world should know Utah is open for business," said Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, after he signed a contract with the Federal government that would allow Utah to open its five national parks by Saturday. The deal requires Utah to pay to a total of $1.67 million for the 10 days, $166,572 a day, so eight sites – including five national parks, two national monuments and a national recreation area – can reopen as early as Saturday morning. The deal came after Herbert wrote a letter to President Obama on Tuesday, requesting that Utah´s national parks and monuments be allowed to open.

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A link inserted in the article says the Fed is now letting states open their parks. How very kind.../x

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jdmii, 10/11/2013 1:10:32 PM     (No. 9560898)


we always knew that BO could be bought and now we know the price.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hotrod, 10/11/2013 1:17:38 PM     (No. 9560912)

National parks should be under the control of the state in which they are located. The federal government can´t operate and maintain them economically and they must not be used for political purposes! It would eliminate a lot of bureauocracy and waste, and would put jobs under local control.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tip35c, 10/11/2013 1:26:44 PM     (No. 9560935)

"We´ve already established what you are, Barack. Now we´re just haggling over price"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/11/2013 1:28:31 PM     (No. 9560937)

I would not be surprised to find out , in the future, that the check was written out to O.F.A.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 10/11/2013 1:31:51 PM     (No. 9560946)

Don´t send $1.6 Million, send your state troopers.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/11/2013 1:35:46 PM     (No. 9560955)

The Feds have been doing too many land grabs. Give the parks back to states, and get out, Feds.
See how much the Federal Government controls, People?
This country is RIPE for State Legislatures to amend the Constitution. NO Congress needed to do this.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oldbuffalo, 10/11/2013 1:44:28 PM     (No. 9560966)

As the old saying goes, "we´ve both agreed what you are, now we´re just haggling over the price".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/11/2013 2:13:29 PM     (No. 9561005)

We already knew Zippy practiced the oldest profession known to man, now he has established the price.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/11/2013 2:15:55 PM     (No. 9561008)

Sorry, #3, I should have read before making post #8. GMTA.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JimS, 10/11/2013 3:17:07 PM     (No. 9561087)

Just send Barry an IOU, and stiff him.
Have your state police ticket and fine every federal worker they can identify for the most minor of infractions--park rangers, FBI, DOJ, ICE, TSA, IRS--all of them.
Close off "for repair" state roads at any federal building

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Reply 11 - Posted by: schnapps, 10/11/2013 3:33:50 PM     (No. 9561114)

SP ecial
E xecutive for
C ounter-intelligence,
T errorism,
R evenge and
E xtortion

is infiltrated the White House.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: belwhatter, 10/11/2013 3:48:52 PM     (No. 9561136)

I don´t think Utah should have given a dime to the corrupt administration - Most of the lands of Utah has been confiscated by the Feds - time to oust them and let Utah use it´s own resources.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 10/11/2013 4:29:12 PM     (No. 9561197)

Paying tribute to Caesar.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: gaeditor, 10/11/2013 5:01:51 PM     (No. 9561237)

Isn´t that some sort of extortion? Ransoming their own parks, OUR own parks.

What a despicable piece of vomit this man is.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: PI65, 10/11/2013 7:14:38 PM     (No. 9561414)

We are at Zion now. Looking forward to the next few days.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/11/2013 10:17:29 PM     (No. 9561625)

Why ? Who did they make the check out to ?

Sounds like extortion.

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