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    Re: National Parks

    da' gubmint should manage them... and they do a pretty damn good job at it now.

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    Re: National Parks

    I'm torn on the question.

    Our national parks are, in general, gems that should be cared for and maintained for future generations. However, who is best to do so?

    Perhaps it should be a PARTNERSHIP between states, private entities, and the federal government. Such as licensing or subcontracting those services best done by the private sector.

    I drove a tour bus and took people from all over the world to parks both state and federal here in the California/Nevada/Arizona area and routinely saw where certain things were left to the private sector.

    One area of concern is the West Rim of The Grand Canyon. It's located on the Hualapai Reservation and is having troubles because of political disagreements between the tribal council and private businesses. Did the council have the business savvy to deal with the businesses? Probably not? So, in effect, we had two private entities squabbling over what should be maintained for our children.

    Again, I'm at a loss for a good answer.
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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why would they do that? What would be their motivation to do such a thing?

    Well, what if they could break it into pieces and sell it in packages and make a 9 billion profit over ten years and create 300 minimum wage jobs?


    Seriously ... if Big Phara or Exxon could do something corporate with all that land and kick out the federal management and we did not spend our tax dollars on the socialist National Park system ... what if 12 people could profit and become multi millionaires.

    Would anyone feel angry and if they were is it simply jealousy? What if Monsanto, Exxon or Glaxo Smith Kline could make some product or build factories and make billions?

    Monsanto wants control of seed and global food supply ...why not just give all natural resources of nature, water, fossil fuel, seed to corporate structure to be controlled for bottom line profit and why not allow them to take the profit to offshore accounts so no taxes would be paid to the nasty people who maintain the parks at this point in time ...?

    RNC loyalists ... come on chime in ... think of the tax monies to maintain the National Park System and think of the profits for corporate structure if we hand off our wasteful socialist National park system to the highest bidder to do as they please ...

    I want wonder Rush would say ...

    Bottom line is there anyone on this forum that think that bottom line corporate profit would be a better choice for our national park system over tax funded (state or federal) and managed by federal or local governments?
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    Re: National Parks

    To paraphrase a couple others in this thread... not no, but hell no. The very thought makes me ill. No way in hell national parks should be privately/corporately owned.

    However, having said that, I do think we have long since gone way too far and designated too many borderline places as national park/monuments, etc. National status should be reserved for the best of the best, and maybe only a couple dozen sites qualify. The rest should be left to the states and lower.
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    Re: National Parks

    I think they should stay national. It's the only sure-way to protect them.

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    Re: National Parks

    Parks should stay with the Feds. The parks were created for the enjoyment of all the people of the US. The land belongs to all citizens.

    Some States manage State parks well, some don't.

    It would be a shame to sell National Parks to a private company. One the land is sold, it is lost to the citizens of the US.
    Another consideration if sold to a State or private company. In the event of a natural disaster (wildfire for example), I seriously doubt if a private company could afford the suppression costs and or rehabilitaiton costs. One good fire could bankrupt a State as well.

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    Re: National Parks

    The thought of seeing the Golden Arches over the USS Arizona Memorial makes me want to puke.

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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    The thought of seeing the Golden Arches over the USS Arizona Memorial makes me want to puke.
    Word. I don't even want to see a corporate logo discreetly placed on a brochure.
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    Re: National Parks

    NPs are national security.

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    Re: National Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    NPs are national security.
    No.

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