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Over at Iceshanty.com-Maine there is some talk about the proposed national park.
The thread title is O/T (kind of) - creating national park in Maine
Pretty scary comments in support of a park!
Along with, I ice fish & there aren't too many ponds there, so who cares it doesn't effect me...
I used to live in Lincoln. A cousin still lives in Millinocket.
Live in Alaska now & most of the state is locked up in national parks & national monuments, thanks to jimmy carter!!!
Planning to move back to Maine, hopefully this spring. Don't need no stinking national park!
Not that I've ever bought any Burt's Bees products. But I dang never will buy any now!
 

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Oh! Yea!...there is talk. Too bad most of it is behind closed doors. As I said on another thread, "Nothing smiles bigger than a politicians open wallet"
There has been talk for several years....but now it is starting in earnest because of the bucks being brought to the table. Northern Maine is one big welfare sponge for the rest of the state. All the paper companies and their mills have gone to Asia. Cheaper electrical costs, cheaper worker costs, far fewer DEP, EPA, Alphabet soup costs, have made northern Maine a hole in which the rest of the state has to pour money to support those that still live there. There is a nominal amount made by sporting camps, snowmobile and ATV riders, hunters, and fishermen. Northern Maine has more ponds, lakes, brooks, and rivers, wetlands in general, than most other states. It is a wonderful place for those of us that respect and need a truly wild, natural place to recreate. We already have a state park right in the middle of the northwoods where you have to get in line in Jan. to sign up for a campsite. This 'park' is very restricted as to use.
Now the tree huggers want to create a 'national park' up here. This would totally shut down the area economically (what little economy is left ) and make it a place for those that like to watch wilderness on the Natl. Geographic channel. Isn't it fun to watch the buffalo and wolves be friends in Yellowstone! Maybe the kids will see Yogi Bear! Bambi and Thumper are up next!
These people have about as much touch with reality as Hollywood does. There has to be jobs and industry created in this area. There is such a thing as 'clean' industry. Renewable forestry, hydro-power, wood pellet production, environmental tourism, are just a few. National parks put the brakes on all of this. We have one national park in Maine already, Arcadia. This was partly shut down a few years ago because of a breeding pair of some kind of hawk. How did this affect one of Maine's biggest tourist town's, Bar Harbor? We don't need hit's like this on the economy up here!
There is a reason that most of America falls into the 'silent majority' class. No one will stand up and say enough is enough. If folks don't start doing that, and calling these environmental wingnuts what they are, your state could be next.
 

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We definitely don't need another national park in Maine.
 

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Its the "NEW" tact to achieve other goals... Typical liberal thinking.


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Where to even begin...
Hmmm... Deep breath. If you want to see the future of northern Maine under the control of the national park service (and all the other alphabet agencies) just look to what has been going on here in Alaska.
Think "federal over-reach"
Think sequester.
Think "careful of what you ask for..."
Think "out of the frying pan and into..."
Think "under the thumb"
The folks in northern Maine certainly do not need any more problems than they already have.
On another note. Tourist industry jobs, here, are largely seasonal & minimum wage. There are so many facets to this issue.
As an aside, the tree huggers are trying to outlaw wood stoves here in Fairbanks! And yes, it has nothing to do with air pollution, but all about control!
 

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The same thing is happening up here! The moonbats in the Portland area want to outlaw wood stoves. Most of these yuppies in "San Francisco, on the East Coast) would not even know how to light a wood stove....But....CNN, ABC, CBS, and all the other 'experts' say they are bad for our environment.
Wood was the primary heating fuel for a few hundred years up here and still is today in parts of Maine and Canada. We can't afford total oil heating (Thanks to open political pockets and OPEC campaign contributions). Everything the "Government" touches turns into what the bears leave in the woods after a full meal.
I think Donald Trump is a complete Jackass......But he is saying what the American people want to hear. Too bad the rest of the Republican party can't get on board.
We need a "National Park" up here in Maine like the Federal Government needs a dose of real people reality outside party lines and outside the beltway. We all know that ain't gonna happen.
 

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Maine is slowly choking to death. Paper mills are closing left and right, we have little work. A national park would put money in washington coffers that they would certainly spend wisely. NOT. Roxanne used Bert and later kicked him to the curb, she would certainly have her best interests come first. She is not a nice person.
We might be in favor of a state park, at least we would see revenues from that. NO NATIONAL PARK EVA(maine lingo)
Nit Wit
 
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