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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Go complain to someone who cares.

    so prey, how would a private company do better?
    It's a part of the discussion, if you don't like my opinion, so what. Perhaps forums are not really a good place for you.

    Again, thanks for showing you don't read what others wrote, I was one of, if not the first, to say hell no to corporations owning the land.
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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    It's a part of the discussion, if you don't like my opinion, so what. Perhaps forums are not really a good place for you.

    Again, thanks for showing you don't read what others wrote, I was one of, if not the first, to say hell no to corporations owning the land.
    sorry, I will admit I have read all your posts.

    and if you don't like mine. so what also.

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    Re: National Parks

    your national parks are a socialist venture...pure socialism and yet even republicans feel the need to protect them...

    but health care is a no no..

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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Why? The government has the place timbered already so why wouldn't a private owner with land rights be able to do the same?
    Keep them nationally managed for this reason:

    "Due to the irregularities in managing these national treasures, Stephen Mather petitioned the federal government to improve the situation."
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    Re: National Parks

    Like most other people, not just NO but HELL NO!
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    Re: National Parks

    Like many on this issue, my immediate and continued reaction to the suggestion that corporations should have any real say or ownership of our national parks (or forests for that matter) is not just no, but hell no (my actual thoughts after first reading the OP).

    Eventually I would love to work as a ranger in either the parks or the forests in order to help protect them. There is little reason that corporations would have to keep protected lands protected. There is no reason to believe that private entities are more likely to manage the land better, not with the same benefits all people can gain from the current access they have to those lands. Corporations are too much about the profits. This means they would go out of their way make a profit off those lands, whether it means charging large entrance or other fees to go to the parks, using the parks as waste collection sites or natural resource sources for profit, ignoring the advice of environmental scientist in order to maintain appearance and/or safety of the parks, or a combination of these or other things that would be detrimental to the forests/parks.
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    Re: National Parks

    Why were national parks created in the first place?

    To protect them from commercial exploitation. In some national parks they really aren't pristine as some practices such as clear-cutting was already going on before they became national parks.

    Free market advocates like to spout the long-term money-making opportunities, and the incentive to preserve, yada yada yada, but the fact is that most corporations have shareholders/stakeholders that are only concerned about immediate profits. To said shareholders/stakeholders, long-term thinking means bailing out when a resource is exhausted and buying into another money-making opportunity.
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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Corporations would ruin our parks if they owned them. Maybe we could let some resort companies manage them for us though. IDK.

    I think too many places have been designated National Parks/Forests, etc., but certainly the biggies should stay in government hands.
    Never enough national parks....Our population is ever growing..
    I'd never trust private enterprise to care for our parks. never !

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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    No, it proves many things, but they are all about you, not anyone else. This forum has a disease... those that see an opinion they don't like then scream and shout about links and other nonsense. If you disagree, fine, leave it at that. To throw a tantrum over the 'need' for 'evidence' to support an opinion is utterly stupid.
    OK...
    Then, sir, what to you advance as a solution to this problem ?
    BTW, extremists are everywhere, I have run across some, its no pleasant at all...

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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Dr.Who~ View Post
    your national parks are a socialist venture...pure socialism and yet even republicans feel the need to protect them...

    but health care is a no no..
    Hell I consider myself libertarian and I feel the need to protect national parks by the feds.

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