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Joey Bridges commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"shades of nevada's bundy ranch situation.i don't think it was poor training at all.i honestly believe that he was acting in just the way they've been told.i remember last thanksgiving weekend as i dropped my kayak in at the fontana…"
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Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"If this fellow is telling the truth, and I have no reason to think otherwise, the ranger in question showed poor judgment. A move towards a weapon when there is no threat and when the only thing at issue is a hard to locate permit shows poor…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Here is the excerpt:  Compliments of fee loving concessionaires, head in the sand dayhikers and Lamar Alexander. After crossing Fontana Dam, we entered the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for over 80 miles of challenging hiking. The Smokies…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Jim, I doubt that many at your class reunion could still lead a bushwhack up Juney Whank branch.  It was a perfect day.  And they keep putting our booth right near Suttrees high gravity beer pub that sponsors our fundraisers.    …"
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Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Kudos to you guys for your efforts this past weekend. I was with you in spirit even as I celebrated our 50th anniversary with the King College class of 1964. It was amazing how old all those folks with whom I graduated looked! Sounds like it was a…"
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Joey Bridges commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"ya' gotta love the, Clumpies ice cream co. t-shirt."
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Rob, Thanks for volunteering last Saturday at Rossinni.  For all who assisted, thanks so much.   It was a big time and we interfaced with lots of people, argued with a few and spread the word of fee freedom.  There was a lot of…"
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Rob Cameron commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Someone sent this article to the FB page. "The Wildlands Project envisions at least half of the land area of North America, restored to “core wilderness areas,” off-limits to…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"This is where the SFW booth will be Saturday.  Come visit your fee fighting friends: "
Apr 10
Gregg Bostick commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"And do not forget to express your displeasure with those who have not been willing to even meet with us when you pull the trigger at the ballot box in the upcoming Senatorial primary.  "
Apr 10
Gregg Bostick commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Looking forward to a GREAT Rossini Festival again this year.  It would be wonderful to see some familiar faces stopping by the booth and helping us to continue educating the masses about our FEE FIGHT that is now in the courts. Who would have…"
Apr 10
Tab Burkhalter commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Over two hundred years, the British Government placed a tax on tea, - if you don't like the tax - don't drink the tea.  Well, we know where that got us - and now our own government is doing the same, we will tax the small items and…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2014/mar/28/comment-of-the-day-court-rules-that-lawsuit-fees/ And just to add to the weird news of the day, here is, apparently, the News Sentinel's opinion of us.  "
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 3556 Comments

Our original Backcountry Tax blog on the gosmokies site was moderated by some folks who held an opinion in favor of backcountry fees.  As a result the blog operator, Jigsha Desai made several threats to shut us down but we remained in operation because it was the most popular blog post in the history of that site.  We decided to take our conversation to a place where our message wouldn't be suppressed.  This blog is the result.

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