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"Meanwhile, in the NPS world of "let's promote or retire everyone associated with the Smokies Feeasco", it was announced today that the only remaining culprit in this fee scandal has been promoted to deputy superintendent or Fitz…"
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"Steve. It's the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Above that is the US Supreme Court. The law is clear.  They clearly broke the law.  The government is required to follow the law, or the government is not required to follow the…"
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"Steve, With regard to the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the piece of garbage law that has allowed the NPS and Forest service and BLM to enact all manner of fees, there are guidelines for civic engagement.  Although Ditz and Fitz…"
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"Thanks for all you have done, Mark.  It is immeasurable. And thanks to everyone, especially the fine women that have been so steadfast. If you haven't seen this poll yet, the Asheville newspaper is conducting an opinion on the fee.…"
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 4057 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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