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question for law enforcementI present a study in contrasts. If you are still trying to find or allowing for the possibility of honorable motives in the administratiion’s shutdown (blackmail) of the USofA, I challenge you to make sense of the articles I attach and link to below.

In the one, tourists are allowed to take the bus trip they scheduled months ago INTO Yellowstone, but they are not allowed to leave the hotel room until they depart the park at the end of their stay three days hence. Old Faithful geyeser is cordoned off and patrolled to insure nobody gets a close look. Guards trail tour busses to make sure they don’t stop and let people take photographs. This somehow saves administration operating capital.

In another, the US Army bought a $47,174 mechanical bull for the Utah National Guard. I don’t add any text to this link. It rather obiously is BULL.

In the third. the administration will allow a massive rally for comprehensive immigration reform on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall, even though it is supposed to be closed due to the federal government shutdown.
veterans arrested

Meanwhile, USofA military veterans are being arrested for “trespassing” on spaces claimed by the federal government that these guys fought for years before.



Senior citizens say authorities used “gestapo tactics,” locking them inside Yellowstone National Park under “armed guard” during the Obama administration’s government shutdown – and officials even refused to allow them to stop for bathroom breaks during the two-and-a-half hour drive out of the park.

A guide leading a tour group caught inside Yellowstone when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejected compromise efforts from the U.S. House on a funding plan and the parts of the federal government closed down a week ago said the National Park Service used “Gestapo tactics” on the visitors.

Gordon Hodgson spoke in a telephone interview with the Livinston, Mont., Enterprise about the 41 tourists he took into the nation’s first national park, in the northwest corner of Wyoming, on a trip scheduled before the shutdown.

Park officials told him they were allowed to stay their scheduled two nights at the historic Old Faithful Inn, but they could not do anything, Hodgson said.

Even so, he said he took the group out for a drive in the park and he pulled over to let passengers take photos of the park’s native bison.

A ranger showed up immediately.

“She told me you need to return to your hotel and stay there,” Hodgson told the Enterprise. “This is just Gestapo tactics. We paid a lot to get in. All these people wanted to do was take some pictures.”

He said the group then was threatened with trespassing charges.

“The national parks belong to the people,” he said. “This isn’t right.”

Park spokesman Al Nash defended the actions in an interview with the Enterprise.

“We don’t have staff on duty to deal with any ordinary operational issues,” he said. When the park is closed, everything is closed, he said.

“All we could do was eat dinner in the dining room. It was like a ghost town,” Hodgson said.

One member of the group, Pat Vaillancourt, of Newburyport, Mass., told her local newspaper, the Newburyport News, that even while they were allowed to stay in the Old Faithful area, they were watched.

There were barricades around Old Faithful, and the seniors on the tour were locked inside the hotel, where armed rangers stayed at the door, she reported.

“They looked like Hulk Hogans, armed,” she told the newspaper. “They told us you can’t go outside. … Some of the Asians who were on the tour said, ‘Oh my God, are we under arrest?’ They felt like they were criminals.”

Vaillancourt affirmed the guide’s description of the confrontation with the ranger.

Vaillancourt described how the armed ranger confronted the tourists and ordered them back into their bus, saying they couldn’t “recreate.”

The guide, who had paid a $300 fee to bring the group into the park, said they weren’t “recreating,” just taking photos.

“She responded and said, ‘Sir, you are recreating,’ and her tone became very aggressive,” Vaillancourt told her newspaper.

The park service has been all over the news during the partial federal government closure for erecting barricades at the otherwise open and accessible military memorials on the Washington Mall, where World War II veterans who traveled hundreds of miles to visit were told they were not allowed on a public sidewalk there to see the memorial.

Members of Congress personally got involved, taking down the barricades, although they were brought back, with wire to tie them together, according to reports.

It was there that an angry park ranger affirmed the Obama administration has given instructions that the shutdown impact be made as painful as possible for the American public.

“We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can,” he said. “It’s disgusting.”

The Enterprise in Livingston, which is a gateway city to Yellowstone, reported the gift shops, stores, rest rooms and visitors centers in Yellowstone were closed, and the tour group, when it left the park, was not allowed to stop at rest rooms along the way.

“We’ve become a country of fear, guns and control,” Vaillancourt told the News. “It was like they brought out the armed forces. Nobody was saying, ‘we’re sorry,’ it was all like — ” as she clenched her fist and banged it against her forearm.

Vaillancourt told the News the foreign visitors on the tour where shocked.

“A lot of people who were foreign said they wouldn’t come back (to America),” Vaillancourt said.

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The Obama administration will allow a massive rally for comprehensive immigration reform

on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall, even though it is supposed to be closed due to the federal government shutdown.

Open-air spaces like the World War II Memorial have been barricaded since the federal government shut down last week, but an organizer for the rally told the Washington Examiner that the National Park Service will allow the rally and march.

As Breitbart News reported, immigration activists have called for volunteers to get themselves arrested at the rally in acts of civil disobedience.

The event will be a culmination of rallies across the country over the weekend in which immigration activists demonstrated in 41 states demanding amnesty.

A variety of immigration activist organizations, along with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO, are organizing the event, which they claim will attract 10,000 people.

Lawmakers in Congress like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R-CA) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) are expected to be at the event. Members of the House are trying to pass immigration reform bills that will allow them to go to conference with the Senate, which passed its comprehensive immigration bill in June that provided a pathway to citizenship for all of the country’s illegal immigrants.

The Congressional Budget Office determined that bill would reduce the wages of working class Americans while not solving the country’s illegal immigration problem.

House Republicans have been reportedly working under the radar on immigration reform, and Pelosi has said Democrats are willing to do “whatever it takes” to get to conference with the Senate. House Republican leaders have also expressed support in moving immigration reform legislation forward. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is the chairwoman of the House Republican conference, told Univision’s Al Punto on Sunday that “there’s still time” for immigration reform and that it is a “priority” for Republicans.

“We must pass immigration reform,” McMorris Rodgers said.

A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) indicated that immigration reform will be next on the House’s agenda after the shutdown and the debt ceiling debates are resolved.

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