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  •  Do they breathe the air? It is fresher because of (3+ / 0-)
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    the parks.
    Do you use all the highway system? No, but I bet against bet that you use products that traveled the highway system.
    And how about the photos of the parks. If I was an inner city kid, I would love to see parks with wide open spaces, even if they can't afford to go there.
    I have heard of community services who will take inner city kids to ranch or park, just for that very reason, they don't usually get to go there.
    I suppose us all living in a huge dust bowl would be quainter.
    /s

    “When you victim-blame, be aware that in all likelihood, at least one woman you know and love silently decides she cannot trust you.” ` Steph Guthrie

    by Penny GC on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 04:19:58 PM PDT

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    •  Huh? (0+ / 0-)

      people living in Detroit or Newark breathe air from Yosemite?

      Hah hah hahhhh!! that's a good one.

      "We are beyond law, which is not unusual for an empire; unfortunately, we are also beyond common sense." Gore Vidal

      by Superpole on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 04:33:02 PM PDT

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      •  New Jersey has the Pinelands, a large reserve (4+ / 0-)

        so yes folks in new jersey have clean air thanks to the parks, same with folks in Michigan. While it is true that not every one visits a park, millions do every year. they create an economic impact of 31 billion, a 16 fold return on a 2 billion dollar budget.

        •  OK, Good Point (0+ / 0-)

          One could possibly argue people in Newark are benefitting directly from Pinelands, though it's a safe bet the majority of Newark citizens have never set foot there.

          but again, the notion they get some direct benefit from Yosemite is a farce.

          "We are beyond law, which is not unusual for an empire; unfortunately, we are also beyond common sense." Gore Vidal

          by Superpole on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 03:35:20 AM PDT

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          •  theres are two kinds of benefits, tangible and (1+ / 0-)
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            intangible. tangible ones are those you can readily see, like an increase in wildlife in a newly protected area, or visitors coming to that area and spending money. the intangible benefits are those you dont see. when they are referring to yosemite they are referring to the intangible benefit. because that park is there it it increases the amount of america set aside for the betterment of all, whether everyone visits it or not. the most visited park is the great smoky mountains, in TN and VA, because its close location to dc and other urban areas. the reason most parks are in the west, is because most of the special areas- like niagara falls- in the east were developed long before there was any idea of conservation. maine however has a large area worthy of monument status- the Great North woods. this area is the largest remaining stretch of forest land in the east and covers 10.5 million acres, a size that if realized would dwarf any other protected land in the lower 48. it would draw lots of campers, hikers, those who love the serenity of being by themselves. it would have both tangible and intangible benefits to maine and the New England region.

          •  How about (0+ / 0-)

            it is just the right fucking thing to do?

      •  Wind doesn't blow for you where you are, huh?! (1+ / 0-)
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        nice try,
        Peace and Blessings!

        “When you victim-blame, be aware that in all likelihood, at least one woman you know and love silently decides she cannot trust you.” ` Steph Guthrie

        by Penny GC on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 04:39:59 PM PDT

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      •  Yes they do; they are also drinking dinosaur pee (0+ / 0-)

        The air and water we use are parts of a closed system: what we have now is we ever had and will ever have.

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