Here are my answers:
*Q: Why was the post Commisary closed its a STORE that makes a PROFIT, so why close it down?
A: The funding source for the commissary was included in the "17% shutdown," so an exemption wasn't made for them initially. They reopened this past Tuesday.
Q: Why are National parks closed, they generate PROFIT every year!
Q: Why is Harris Neck closed, it generates more money with donations than it cost to operate, there is no operation costs to speak of, you drive through there. No ranger, well he and his family live there, and they are still there, so why close it?
A: For the same reason tourists have been run off and out of national open-air displays around the country: because the Obama administration wants to make the "17% shutdown" as uncomfortable for Americans as possible, in hopes that we will tag Repugnicants with the blame (especially on election day in 2014). There appears to be quite a bit of media exposure on the Democrud nastiness, and I can't imagine any but the most loyal Obamanaters tagging the GOP with the national park fiasco. See:
Here's the best description:
"As the government shutdown enters its second week, the message by the Democrats is loud and clear: use the shutdown to cause as much pain to the American people in order to promote their big government agenda. Progressive liberals had already targeted WWII veterans from visiting their memorial in Washington, D.C. and their nets get wider with every passing day.
The Washington Times reported that a Park Service ranger told them, "We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.” The National Park Service has worked overtime to close off trails and parks to the public despite the fact that it costs more to have rangers stationed to keep an area closed as opposed to leaving it open. This continues to show the utter contempt that President Obama and his progressive liberal allies hold the average American citizen.
More stories are flooding in about how Democrats are doing their level best to put the screws to the public.
•An elderly couple (77 and 80) at Lake Mead, Nevada, were given 24 hours to move out of their privately-owned house because it sat upon federal land.
•Park Service rangers are actively blocking the parking lot of the Pisgah Inn in North Carolina as the owner refused to follow a mandated deadline to close his privately-run inn.
•A tourist group composed of foreign (Australia, Canada, and Japan) and domestic travelers were locked in a hotel under armed guard in Yellowstone National Park. The group was later forced to leave the park and was not allowed to stop at a in-park rest stop to use the bathroom. They had to make a full two-and-a-half hour drive to a bathroom facility outside the park.
•The US government shut down the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which cut off access to the Foothills Parkway, the major thoroughfare in Blount County, Tennessee. The local school district was unable to send children home on buses due to the other county roads are impassable by bus and are dangerous (locals call these roads "white-knuckle roads"). The federal government gave no warning and the school had to call parents to come pick up their children. As of now, there is no bus service available due to the road closure.
•The US military furloughed roughly 50 Catholic priests and they were not able to celebrate Mass over the weekend. They were told that they could not perform any services, be it Mass or a baptism. Some priests have reported that they were told that if they engaged in any priestly duties, they would be subject to disciplinary action.
•Tourists in Cooke City, Montana, are trapped in the town due to the government shutting down Yellowstone Park. There are only two roads out of the town and one of them is closed due to snow. The other runs through Yellowstone and is closed to tourist traffic. Local citizens have a special pass to get through but tourists are trapped.
•In the most despicable case, the government is not paying death benefits to families of troops killed in combat. The bodies of four soldiers are arriving at Dover Air Force Base tomorrow but the government is forcing family members to pay their own way to travel to the base to claim the bodies.
All of these examples just shows the true nature of progressive liberals and their petty natures. They could care less about hard-working, tax-paying Americans or the families of our fallen heroes. Yet, the Obama administration is allowing an pro-illegal alien rally upon the National Mall that is hosted by unions such as the SEIU and the AFL-CIO. Remember under progressive liberals, everyone is equal. It's just that some people are more equal than others. Orwell spoke the truth almost seventy years ago."
Q: Why isnt the MEDIA asking these questions?
A: Some of them are. Most of them aren't. You know who aren't - the LEFTSTREAM MEDIA, of course. They are in cahoots with the Democruds to cast the Repugnicants as the villians. With President Obama's approval rating dropping to the high 30%'s, he has gotten the message - as indicated by his one-hour-plus spin-o-rama press conference the other day and his meeting with the GOP leadership today.
Sebe you are a smart guy. You are our MVB (Most Valuable Blogger), you know much about many and varied subjects. I try to read them all.
I just got one suggestion: Could you shorten 'em just a tad? By that I mean maybe consider adopting the People Magazine Rule of Editing. In other words, make 'em short enough yet long enough to be read during the time it takes to have a normal bowel movement.
Just consider it...
"Just consider it...."
I have. Believe it or not, I keep 'em as short as I can to make (or illustrate) my point. I get the sense that most people won't just go to the links, so many times I "quote" them - often in their entirety. A lot of the above (Parts I-III) is quoted material (more than half) that comes verbatim from the link.
But on to the really important stuff. I'll keep it short:
Go Dawgs. Braves already went. (boo hoo) Falcons - I can't believe. I really thought they'd be in the 2nd round of the playoffs at least.
I don't know about sporty. I will try sending him a message.
My take on the important stuff: GO DAWGS, yawn...Braves lose in post-season again, Falcons continue extension of losing their fair-weather fans (moi)!
Icy - one other thing. You said:
*"Why was the post Commisary closed its a STORE that makes a PROFIT, so why close it down?"
According to www.commissaries.com - the official DeCA web site for DOD commissaries - they DO NOT MAKE A PROFIT. Specifically:
"Although commissaries collectively realize sales of about $5 billion per year, there is no profit generated on these sales.
By law, commissaries are required to sell goods at prices that are set at a level to recover the cost of goods, with no profit built into these prices. There are also very stringent legal controls on the ways that DeCA can use taxpayer monies that Congress provides to operate commissaries."
As far as Harris Neck is concerned it does not come under the National Parks but rather as a 'Wildlife Refuge' under the operations of the US Fish & Wildlife Service which is a separate bureau/office under the US Department of the Interior ; http://www.doi.gov/index.cfm
It should be noted that once again the future of Harris Neck is being decided in the courts...
A friend of mine is with the Parks Service in New Mexico. She has spent the past 25yrs of her career documenting and protecting a site from 'looters' and overgrazing. Yes, she'd love to get her paycheck but right now she's far more concerned about 'the site'. She went into work prepared to continue doing her job only to be told she would not be able to be armed to protect herself plus she no longer had arrest powers under the government shutdown. Rather than risk her life she has gone to visit her parents in hopes that the visit will be cut short. (I hope she doesn't hold her breath)
Yes people have 'jumped the fence' at many of the National Parks;
... and there is bound to be plenty more as this continues. We all have to look at the BIGGER picture though. 65% disapproval rating of both Houses and the latest NBC poll has 95% of people polled saying FIRE the entire lot on Capital Hill!
Sent a message to SF3 an hour or two ago. Nothing yet. I did notice from a previous blog that he went to an extensive tail gate cooker a while back. And...for some reason I cannot locate Rachel. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm