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Thread: Should We Privatize National Parks?

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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    As stated, virtually all money making elements in our national parks are already privatized.

    As long as the government maintains property control, everything else should be privatized.

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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    No, but there are some areas that are so vast and largely inaccessible to the general population at large that I don't see the harm in taking a more liberal attitude to issuing concessions for natural resource exploitation.
    National Parks are not only for people. They have a separate charter and designation than BLM, Nat. Forest Service, Wilderness areas, Refuges, Dept of Nat Resources, etc. THey all have different charter, purposes, and regulations

    Nat Parks are also for the preservation of open space and the preservation of the species that inhabit them. They are also for the preservation of the other natural resources in those areas....including the geologic features, any rivers/bodies of water, micro and macro habitats, etc.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    But could the States be able to afford to maintain them. Or would they be tempted to sell part or let loggers and oil companies destroy them.
    Our state cant afford to operate the parks we have now. Entry fees go up and areas get closed off because they cant be maintained or protected.
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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    National Parks are not only for people. They have a separate charter and designation than BLM, Nat. Forest Service, Wilderness areas, Refuges, Dept of Nat Resources, etc. THey all have different charter, purposes, and regulations

    Nat Parks are also for the preservation of open space and the preservation of the species that inhabit them. They are also for the preservation of the other natural resources in those areas....including the geologic features, any rivers/bodies of water, micro and macro habitats, etc.
    Which is done for the people. We don't preserve anything just for the sake of preserving it, we do it because we anticipate the preservation to be of some value to the people. I'm simply saying some, especially in the Arctic, are so remote and so sparsely populated that their exploitation is worthy of consideration.

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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Which is done for the people. We don't preserve anything just for the sake of preserving it, we do it because we anticipate the preservation to be of some value to the people. I'm simply saying some, especially in the Arctic, are so remote and so sparsely populated that their exploitation is worthy of consideration.

    No, that's like saying it's ok to give up your immune system because you're not sick right now.
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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    No, that's like saying it's ok to give up your immune system because you're not sick right now.
    Yep, it's exactly like that in the same way that blue is exactly the same as tomato.

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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Leave it alone.

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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by LagerHead View Post
    Yep, it's exactly like that in the same way that blue is exactly the same as tomato.
    Really? How does the color blue affect a tomato?

    See....the ways words are connected means things.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Really? How does the color blue affect a tomato?
    In the same way that oil exploration affects people who don't live there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    See....the ways words are connected means things.
    Ya don't say.

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    Re: Should We Privatize National Parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by LagerHead View Post
    In the same way that oil exploration affects people who don't live there.



    Ya don't say.
    The national resources in those areas go beyond extraction profits and those other resources that can be destroyed belong to ALL OF US and thus, we are affected.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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