OK, my head finally exploded...

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by GOG, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    I was just watching the local news with half an eye when there was an item about the "Red Tape" surrounding Crater Lake. So the magnificent minds in our most benevolent and kind government have decided the correct way to solve the problem would be to enact the "Red Tape Reduction Act".
    That's when it happened.

    Now I admit I wasn't 100% paying attention, but I swear this is true. (KDRV12 Medford)
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  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    This is all I could find-
    Bill promotes outdoors access

    Sounds like officials are working around the Red Tape, maybe?
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  3. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    LOL...by introducing more red tape!
    Great minds in gov't at work..
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  4. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    I knew I didn't have it exactly right, but the idea of more bureaucracy to help lessen, not eliminate bureaucracy strikes me as just slightly insane.
    I suppose just repealing some of the rules and regulations never occurred to them.
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  5. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    You can bet there will be fees involved.
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  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Somehow the words "We are from the Government and we're here to help" echo in my mind. It used to be that our National Parks were a place to visit and photograph, not a place for Government to hand select some private enterprise that wants to make a dime of the public while they're visiting the park.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2016
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  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    You have to buy a license now to photograph if it's commercial.
  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    If they could, they would back charge the estate of Ansel Adams and other great photographers that brought the parks to so many who would never have been able to see them....

    This is what happens when you try to run government like a business entirely supported by the tax payer. It's great, there is no risk to your own money and the pot of funds is nearly bottomless. No regulations to worry about, no government fees because they are the government...

    Our government should not be a business.
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  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    The problem is that it IS a business, but is forbidden to make investments that might return revenue to support itself. There are a number of governments that own real profit making businesses, they are called (IIRC) sovereign corporations. Being a business that has no revenue producing products, it is left to the stockholders (that would be us) to keep the doors open.

    But I agree that hitting up photogs for permits is unreasonable. Now, were the photog to share his income from publishing the pix with the gov, that would not offend me at all.
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  10. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    They do, in a manner of speaking, share their income with the government; in that the Gov. gets free advertising for the National Parks and collects taxes on the photog's income.

    I have to wonder if an artist paints a portrait of the parks landscape, whether they have to also purchase a permit?

    I guess not... https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/management/filmpermit.htm
  11. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    The greatest lies ever told...
    The check is in the mail.
    I'll respect you in the morning.
    The problem is fixed in the next software release
    I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
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  12. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I'm just surprised New York's Third Senator Ron Wyden even remembers that Crater Lake is in Oregon - you know, that state he visits for a couple of weeks every so many years to get reelected.
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