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  •  Seriously. (2+ / 0-)
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    cassandracarolina, webranding

    Its kind of embarrassing, isn't it? Can we stop this?!

    "What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce." -Mark Twain

    by jared the bassplayer on Mon May 20, 2013 at 10:58:44 AM PDT

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    •  I Am Nothing Close To Perfect (2+ / 0-)

      I own a ton of shit made in China and gosh knows where else. But come on, our National Parks. I draw the line there. I mean if we can't have stuff made in American in our National Parks I just don't know what to say.

      And as you noted it isn't like the stuff isn't overpriced to start with. I mean it can cost $40-$60 just for a guide book and some topographic maps of a park.

      •  Can I get an Amen (1+ / 0-)
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        It seems like it would be a pretty easy issue to fix...

        ...but then so did sensible gun regulations.

        "What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce." -Mark Twain

        by jared the bassplayer on Mon May 20, 2013 at 11:25:14 AM PDT

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        •  When I Go To A National Park I Usually (2+ / 0-)

          stay for at least a week. Often two. I am that hiker/camper guy. The Internet is great cause before I head out I can locate a place to take a shower for a few bucks every 3-4 days. They are usually in places where there are camp grounds for people with RVs. Locally owned and right out of the park grounds.

          I find that is the perfect place to ask where you can get local art work. Good food in a non-chain place.

          I can't speak for the National Parks out West, not spent a lot of time in them. But in the East, well the big parks, step off the grounds and it is strip mall after strip mall. Fast food and chain stores for as far as the eyes can see.

          I've always found this sad beyond words. I mean why would I want to go to McDonalds or a go-kart track when I am 5-10 miles from a National Park?

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