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Occupy Yosemite!

squishy

Pirate ParkFlyer
#1
I'm actually going to be in the area with my family tomorrow so I think I will be dropping in on this. Who else is with me!

Would be a great FPV opportunity to film..

This is from Stacey Powells, Mammoth Lakes
"I am outraged at what the Federal Government is doing. Closing our National Parks is absurd and is hurting

all of us here in the Eastern Sierra. Our businesses are hurting. The Eastern Sierra is a Tourist-Based economy
and by the feds closing the parks, the lively-hood of our friends, neighbors and families are in jeopardy.
WE need the funds that come into our communities through these parks:
Yosemite National Park
Devils’ Postpile National Monument
Death Valley National Monument
Sequoia National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
I am proposing an OCCUPY YOSEMITE MOMENT on Friday, October 4, 2013.
Please join us. We are all meeting at Tioga Mobile Mart on Hwy 120 @ 1:00 PM on Friday
then driving into the park to Tuolumne Meadows, parking our cars along the road and taking
our beach chairs into the meadow and having a “sit-down” in protest of what the federal
government is doing to us.
Tell the folks at the gate that you are going to Merced or Oakhurst or the Bay Area.
They cannot take away our access to our national parks which are on public lands.
They can’t use this as a bargaining chip. Isn’t that against the law?"



http://www.outsideonline.com/news-f...news&utm_source=googlenews&utm_medium=xmlfeed

 

RoyBro

Senior Member
Mentor
#2
If the government is shut down, does that mean no one will harass us if we fly our multi - rotors over the White House?

OK, I'm not really suggesting that anyone try. I'm just pointing out that the government isn't really shut down at all.
It makes me wonder what the shutdown is really all about.
 
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xuzme720

Dedicated foam bender
Mentor
#3
Posturing...
Bi-partisan infighting...

As a well known comedian said, "our two party system is like a bowl of $hit looking at itself in the mirror". I have to agree with that...
 

xuzme720

Dedicated foam bender
Mentor
#5
That wasn't directed at anyone...just saying the system is broken, as if we didn't know!


'Nuff said! Gone flying! :)
 

Tritium

Amateur Extra Class K5TWM
#9
Why stop at Congress when the problem is three fold. A President who doesn't have a clue as to the DUTY'S of his office and above all Allegiance to the Constitution (which he obviously has on a roll in his bathroom wall, he is a Traitor of the worst kind and the law of the land demands his LIFE for his transgressions / secret plans to Destroy this Nation), All POLITICIANS, All PAPER Persons (Corporations).:mad:

It is the right of the American people to remove a government that does not serve the People and the government IS Worried about that very thing happening as evidenced by several Billion rounds of ammunition purchased by Homeland "Insecurity" as well as MANY automatic weapons over the last few years.

Infinity does exist. Just look at stupid. It has NO bounds!:p

Thurmond
 
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earthsciteach

Moderator
Moderator
#10
Thurmond,
When was the last time a President had a clue and represented the people in an honest, forthright way? Congress is bought and paid for, so we can write any of them off. Was it Reagan? Was it the first Bush? Sure as hell wasn't the second Bush. And Clinton, well, things were good under his watch, but that was probably coincidence more than anything.

I fear Obama far less than I would have the Repubs who could have become President, except for John McCain, who I see as an honorable person. The rest are a bunch of reactionist who are only interested in their own personal fortunes and in no way can relate to what the average American faces. Bastards, one and all!
 

Tritium

Amateur Extra Class K5TWM
#11
No we haven't had a leader since MacArthur!

Obama's Goal is the downfall of America Top to Bottom. He is well along in creating a Islamic run Militant Socialist State ignoring along the way all that Millions of Americans have given their lives for. If he had lived during cold war times he would have been shot as a traitor!
It is your children and grandchildren that will experience the destruction of a once great nation set into play during this administration. I have no offspring so when I die my family line is done and over with.

America is well along the path to becoming a Hiss and Byword, the laughing stock of the entire planet.

Thurmond
 

RoyBro

Senior Member
Mentor
#12
This is just where I was hoping this thread wouldn't go. I see enough of this stuff on Facebook. While I do have political opinions and am timid about sharing them, I just don't think this forum is the proper venue.

I would much rather we stick to topics about flying and helping each other.
 

Tritium

Amateur Extra Class K5TWM
#13
So true Roy, but since it came up, I had to get it off my chest so to speak. This thread is not Fun but it IS Distracting! ;)

Thurmond
 

xuzme720

Dedicated foam bender
Mentor
#14
It's one of the 2 taboos for bar topics, that's for sure.

I'll always try to keep it civil and light here with the rare exception of my occasional rant or short diatribe, always on topics I feel strongly about. So, pretty much like every other person here...

Politics and religion are bad topics in a bar and more so on the internet, so I usually try not to get involved. But then who will? We need to speak up and let the power mongers in DC have it with both barrels to let them know we aren't going to lie down while they run this nation into the ground with zero concern about "we the people". The US has already got a bad rap around the world due to global decisions the general population had no say in, whatsoever. Add to that the unemployed internet trolls with nothing better to do than bong hits in the basement, and spout ignorance around the world wide web to further the "low intelligence of Americans" stereotype and you see the rest of us are fighting a losing battle. That kind of action, and general stupidity and disregard of others, are some of my biggest pet-peeves.
<rant-off>
 
#15
That, and I don't like french toast with cream cheese stuffing.

Has nothing to do with the discussion, just wanted to get it off my chest.
 
#16
That, and I don't like french toast with cream cheese stuffing.

Has nothing to do with the discussion, just wanted to get it off my chest.
Whats wrong with you! Do you not like beer as well?!? ha ha
I also agree with Xuzme this is not the place for politics. I don't think enough people follow our little corner of the web. We do need to speak up and change the direction of our country, by voting or through civil service. Being the guy that completes the plan, not just the idiot that dreams it up. I can come up with a million ideas that would get me voted into office if I wanted to, but that is not my desire. No I don't want to pay for your health care so you can live to be 120 years old hooked up to some machine, miserable, because your family stopped visiting you. Save your own damn money and dont waste it a loan for a 2015 Camaro or the latest IPhone that you had to put on your credit cards! Well that idea wont win any votes. Guess I am out for president!
 

zev

lumpy member
#18
this is an RC flight forum, we gather hear because we all have one thing in common, our interest in flight. if we start expressing our views on other topics it only divides what is already a small enough community into unnecessary 'factions'.
 

xuzme720

Dedicated foam bender
Mentor
#19
Zev, we're not forming factions here. Only discussing the lack of integrity and leadership rampant in our government. We're still all friends!