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Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"What a mess, and you have to wonder how many man hours, and how many taxpayer dollars, are involved. Talk about a strange catch-and-release scenario! Jim Casada"
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"Is this as ignorant as it sounds? ▼ Hide quoted text ▼ Hide quoted text ▼ Hide quoted text UPDATE/CLARIFICATION TO NEWS RELEASE: While park managers made the decision to euthanize the bear on Wednesday, the effort to carry out the action is…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Now the world will get to hear the dirty details about how Cash and crew screwed up. The NPS has already filed a motion to…"
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"Dustin, Zinke is roundly considered the most corrupt cabinet member remaining after Pruitt was "asked to leave". So a crooked land deal is par for the course for someone and several people who are using their offices for private gain.…"
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 4716 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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