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NPS Orders Closure of Park that Receives No Federal Funding



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The National Park Service has ordered the closure of a Virginia park that sits on federal land, even though the government provides no resources for its maintenance or operation.

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm announced on Wednesday that NPS has ordered it to suspend operations until Congress agrees to a deal to fund the federal government.

According to Anna Eberly, managing director of the farm, NPS sent law enforcement agents to the park on Tuesday evening to remove staff and volunteers from the property.

“You do have to wonder about the wisdom of an organization that would use staff they don’t have the money to pay to evict visitors from a park site that operates without costing them any money,” she said.

The park withstood prior government shutdowns, noting in a news release that the farm will be closed to the public for the first time in 40 years.

“In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm,” Eberly explained in an emailed statement.

“In all the years I have worked with the National Park Service … I have never worked with a more arrogant, arbitrary and vindictive group representing the NPS,” Eberly said.

The farm is an historical reenactment site, which “authentically portrays the life of an 18th Century American family building a life on the nearer edges of civilized society,” according to its website.

Farm staff repeatedly asked the NPS to allow the farm to remain open. “Every appeal our Board of Directors made to the NPS administration was denied,” Eberly said.

She called the decision “utter crap.”







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udtiger
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Dear Leader is NOT happy





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"We have to make sure it hurts and people feel the impact"

Signed,

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volnavy
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They did the same thing with Mount Vernon. Except the rolled in with barricades and closed off the parking lot





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IndependentGeorge
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Shits just not even funny anymore. It's sickening





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jamboybarry
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They did the same thing with Mount Vernon. Except the rolled in with barricades and closed off the parking lot


Mount Vernon is privately run/funded






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Radiojones
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Chicago politics





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oldcharlie8
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Receives No Federal Funding
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agents to the park on Tuesday evening to remove staff


so, the staff doesn't get paid by the government?

I call bull shite.







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volnavy
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Mount Vernon is privately run/funded


Which is why the government shut down the parking lots.






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udtiger
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I would SO like to see this completely blow up in Obama's face.

GOP needs to stay strong. This only gets worse for the Dems if the petulant child keeps up with his tantrums.






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a want
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Jesus Christ

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Some speculated that the decision to close the memorial was part of a concerted effort by the administration to play up the consequences of the shutdown in an effort to convince congressional Republicans to agree to a funding bill without preconditions.


This is sad. All you guys approve of the government shut down. It gets shut down and you complain about the loss of services.









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Jbird
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This is sad. All you guys approve of the government shut down. It gets shut down and you complain about the loss of services.

You have no gag reflex do you?






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kingbob
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Par for the course.





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Volvagia
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Well no shite it is speculated.

Its isn't like they announced that as the reason.


Tell me then, why would they spend money to force the shutdown of a facility that isn't funded by them? Assuming the cause isn't to do a dog and pony show.






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dewster
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So...why is it being shut down when it recieves no federal funding?

I don't expect anyone to announce that it's politically motivated, but there's not much room for doubt here.



This post was edited on 10/3 at 8:32 am


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This is sad. All you guys approve of the government shut down. It gets shut down and you complain about the loss of services.



The WWII Memorial has no NPS staff assigned to it. It requires no payment to get in. Why close it off? Why close off Mount Vernon, a privately owned estate?






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jamboybarry
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Which is why the government shut down the parking lots


Link to this?

(interested for personal, not political reasons)






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constant cough
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This is what happens when the GOP crosses Obama's redline!





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a want
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I don't expect anyone to announce that it's politically motivated, but there's not much room for doubt here.

What? All the National Parks are closed as far as I know. Some are "privately-funded" but nobody has done any sort of reporting/research to confirm that there is NO government involvement in any way shape or form. They may be monitored, secured, serviced, insured etc. by federal government entities that may be comprised of furloughed employees. THEREFORE they must be shut down.

NONE of the articles linked have even attempted to confirm this. They all "speculate". And it's no wonder they all come from crap like "ulsterman report" and "freebeacon"






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All you guys approve of the government shut down. It gets shut down and you complain about the loss of services.

Your brain must be the size of a pea.






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