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NDuncan 03-12-2013 04:16 PM

Closed campgrounds announced
 
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/ma...ounds-in-2013/

Crockett 03-13-2013 08:51 AM

A couple of years ago our company lost one of our larger customers and it meant a 5% loss of budget for the year, same as the GSMNP. Being a private company we couldn't afford to tell our customers we were cutting services to them since we had lost 5% of our budget. Instead we had to cut internally and what they did was basically trim out overhead costs and eliminate 401k matching, etc. till we managed to close the gap. Most private companies can't just reduce services to customers like that unless you are some kind of a monopoly.

NDuncan 03-13-2013 11:45 AM

Yeah, nobody else in the world would get away with what they are doing. Notice half of the closures are in Blount Co. A little bit of petty retaliation from the county commission resolution, maybe?

mattblick 03-13-2013 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NDuncan (Post 105323)
Yeah, nobody else in the world would get away with what they are doing. Notice half of the closures are in Blount Co. A little bit of petty retaliation from the county commission resolution, maybe?

I believe the petty retaliation is coming from the top of the chain, though perhaps the park superintendent is cut from the same cloth:

http://noem.house.gov/index.cfm/pres...f-87aba49cd30d

http://griffin.house.gov/sites/griff...iles/email.pdf

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013...-would-notice/

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the...inful-possible

The NPS is getting hit harder by the sequester than any other organization in the Department of Interior, wonder why? This is just the latest "campaign instead of running the government" publicity stunt since closing the White House tours and telling ICE to let detainees free.

:mad::mad::mad:

Crockett 03-13-2013 01:43 PM

The park is in a tough position because of how Washington has handled things over the last few years. Here is a good article explaining the position the park is in, why more parks are having to put in fees and such, and it talks a lot about the GSMNP in here:

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com...lebration22900

This really opened my eyes to the bigger picture of what is going on here.

Grampus 03-14-2013 11:31 AM

Like the US Post Office. They make "cuts" by eliminating hours?? Seriously?? The USPS doesn't make money unless they're conducting business! Why not cut out some of the multitude of HOLIDAYS!! The govt does anything but make meaningful, wise cuts.

It's like the lesson I learned in business class. If the govt needs to choose between cutting (a) Funding for hungry kids (b) funding for Benedict Arnold statues, which do they cut? Simple, they choose (a) because the public will demand reinstatement. If they choose (b), the public will see the waste and will not fight to get it back!:mad:

Grannyknot 03-14-2013 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crockett (Post 105329)
The park is in a tough position because of how Washington has handled things over the last few years. Here is a good article explaining the position the park is in, why more parks are having to put in fees and such, and it talks a lot about the GSMNP in here:

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com...lebration22900

This really opened my eyes to the bigger picture of what is going on here.

Good article Crockett. Thanks for sharing it.

whitefeather 03-14-2013 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattblick (Post 105327)
I believe the petty retaliation is coming from the top of the chain, though perhaps the park superintendent is cut from the same cloth:

http://noem.house.gov/index.cfm/pres...f-87aba49cd30d

http://griffin.house.gov/sites/griff...iles/email.pdf

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013...-would-notice/

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the...inful-possible

The NPS is getting hit harder by the sequester than any other organization in the Department of Interior, wonder why? This is just the latest "campaign instead of running the government" publicity stunt since closing the White House tours and telling ICE to let detainees free.

:mad::mad::mad:

The pettiness comes from the top, down. The administration in the WH put out the edict to all agencies involved in the "sequestering" to, "make it hurt"! Then they will simply blame somebody else for it and garner more sympathy for their "cause". What a crock! This country is bankrupt, economically and morally.

JoeFred 03-15-2013 10:41 PM

Free, letter size, inkjet printable Abrams Creek area map download. From campground to falls. More info in thread "Campground not open. However, Abrams Creek Is"


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