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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 4681 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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