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The 2013 Battle of Yorktown -- restaurant owner defies feds
Fox News ^ | 10/8/13 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 10/08/2013 3:58:58 PM PDT by reaganaut

“I am now occupying the building at this time.”

And with that one decision – restaurant owner Glenn Helseth joined the ranks of Americans who’ve decided to defy the strong-arm tactics of the National Park Service.

For the past 11 years Helseth and his wife have operated the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant inside the historic Cole Digges House in Yorktown, Va.

At least 20 of Helseth's longtime employees are facing unemployment. They can’t make rent and some are faced with choosing between buying food or buying medicine.

The National Park Service owns and operates the building. So when the government shut down on Oct. 1, the Helseths were given 48 hours to pack up and move out.

The couple also owns a restaurant on Jamestown Island. They had to close that restaurant after the National Park Service blocked access to the island.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; barrycades; bho44; nps; operationwhipcracker; shutdown; vets; virginia
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Good for him! More need to do this.
1 posted on 10/08/2013 3:58:58 PM PDT by reaganaut
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To: reaganaut
Ya know, it occurs to me that national Parks and such belong to the people of the United States and that park rangers - and even Obama himself, are merely caretakers.

Who the hell are they to close our land?

More people do need to resist. Maybe a park ranger spending the night in his own handcuffs will help remind them.

2 posted on 10/08/2013 4:04:38 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: reaganaut

I think they want a revolt or insurrection so that they can declare martial law. I wonder if they know what kind of fire they’re playing with. There’s more than 100 million of us and we’re so heavily armed it’s ridiculous. Who do they think bought the vast majority of those 90 million firearms and billions of rounds since November 2008?


3 posted on 10/08/2013 4:04:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: reaganaut

The Park Service is in for some serious retribution...
I’d be surprised if they’re not merged into some other agency...

The Department of Mines and Minerals comes to mind.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 4:05:52 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: grobdriver

As I keep hearing about all the places the government is closing I am thinking the government owns too much that should change.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 4:06:33 PM PDT by funfan
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To: reaganaut

That is awesome


6 posted on 10/08/2013 4:06:47 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: reaganaut

1 if by Commie Marxist Poser.

And 2 if by Democrat.

So that will be 1 and 2.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 4:07:32 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

how about the hemorrhoid department


8 posted on 10/08/2013 4:07:40 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: reaganaut

what does his contract say?


9 posted on 10/08/2013 4:07:56 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: reaganaut

I will be on the National Mall visiting the war memorials paid with private money, and the blood of our military. Stand aside Park Rangers.


10 posted on 10/08/2013 4:08:00 PM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The NPS needs to be dissolved and the properties distributed to the respective States.


11 posted on 10/08/2013 4:08:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: reaganaut

He and others need to read their contracts carefully and get an attorney on a contingency basis if there is a case and sue the living crap out of the government.

I can’t see how this could be allowed under the lease terms. It certainly isn’t force majure. Obastard may think he is god but I believe a higher power will put him in his place eventually.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 4:09:00 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think they’re counting on us having a conscience and an inability to kill a man.


13 posted on 10/08/2013 4:09:33 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Paladin2

The NPS needs to be prosecuted for civil rights violations.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 4:10:40 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My post to the “Veterans’ Affairs office to lay of 7,000”

“This is the administration’s chance to totally ruin the individual lives of as many people as he can. The problem is getting the people mad at the conservatives. They want to set up the marxist revolution scenario.

They may have had this planned for a while.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3076461/posts?page=1

I hope this brings the opposite result.


15 posted on 10/08/2013 4:11:55 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: maine yankee

The upper echelon of the NPS needs to spend more time looking over their collective shoulder.


16 posted on 10/08/2013 4:12:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: reaganaut
Is this what you call Civil Disobedience?
17 posted on 10/08/2013 4:12:28 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: reaganaut
RESTAURANT OWNER TAKES SERIOUSLY BOLD STAND AGAINST THE FEDERAL GOV’T: ‘IF THAT GETS ME PUT IN JAIL, I’M GOING TO JAIL’


18 posted on 10/08/2013 4:12:29 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: knarf

Most of us, perhaps. But ALL of us? Would you bet your life on that?


19 posted on 10/08/2013 4:14:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: reaganaut

Glenn Helspeth is a putz!

He blames the U.S.Congress for the shutdown. Claims they are playing politics.

Get a grip on reality, Glenn. It is the liar in the White House, BHO2, who is causing you grief.


20 posted on 10/08/2013 4:15:44 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: reaganaut
The Director of the National Park Service, the toady who is carrying out Obama's orders is Jonathan Jarvis


21 posted on 10/08/2013 4:19:50 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: bert

At this point it is probably contracts be damned as the NPS has already breeched the contract most likely. And contracts don’t mean squat if you are out of business.


22 posted on 10/08/2013 4:21:51 PM PDT by reaganaut (I don't do hopey-changey. I do ouchy-bleedy.)
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To: Paladin2

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;

The constitution only gives the federal government authority over District of Columbia and places such as forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards and other needful buildings.

The national parks should indeed be handed over to the states, as should the ‘wilderness areas’.


23 posted on 10/08/2013 4:24:19 PM PDT by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar are soon to be relearned.)
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To: ncpatriot

//Is this what you call Civil Disobedience?//

Only a little bit. I think actual Civil Disobedience is much more, but it is a start. Every little bit helps.


24 posted on 10/08/2013 4:25:16 PM PDT by reaganaut (I don't do hopey-changey. I do ouchy-bleedy.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Congress needs to strip them of their law enforcement duties and privileges and then defund them for anything more than standing watch in their fire towers.


25 posted on 10/08/2013 4:25:27 PM PDT by Have Ruck - Will Travel (It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion...)
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To: SatinDoll

It isn’t just congress, the Sentate is a big part of this, not just Zero.


26 posted on 10/08/2013 4:26:14 PM PDT by reaganaut (I don't do hopey-changey. I do ouchy-bleedy.)
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To: donmeaker
Now that the USFS is following the NPS down the road of arrogance towards the peeps, the USFS lands need to devolve to the respective States too.

Many States have State Forests, so they can readily absorb the management tasks.

27 posted on 10/08/2013 4:27:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: reaganaut

Occupy one’s own property and business! How radical can that be construed to be ?!? Hold, for they cannot prevail with the type of despotism they are tryihg to impose.


28 posted on 10/08/2013 4:29:00 PM PDT by AMDG&BVMH
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To: Have Ruck - Will Travel
"standing watch in their fire towers."

Uh, they use satellites now.

www.geomac.gov

29 posted on 10/08/2013 4:30:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: firebasecody

If I was anywhere near a national park I’d be in the rangers’ faces. Not screaming. Simply asking them why they would turn on their own people. And when they say “It’s my job.”

I’d quote Cool Hand Luke: “Sayin’ it’s your job don’t make it right, boss.” Then I’d say I wish terrible things befall upon you.


30 posted on 10/08/2013 4:31:34 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: donmeaker

Thanx. Haven’t even started to review the authority/legal histroy.


31 posted on 10/08/2013 4:31:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: reaganaut
Good for him! More need to do this.

Absolutely.

32 posted on 10/08/2013 4:31:57 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: COBOL2Java

Do park rangers have arrest powers?


33 posted on 10/08/2013 4:32:35 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: reaganaut

The House of Representatives has been sending individual spending bills to the Senate, which Sen. Reid keeps rejecting because BHO2 says he will veto them all.

This is BHO2’s fault - pure and simple.

We have no need to raise the debt limit. We can get along fine on everything, even paying the interest on the debt. What is bankrupting us is Obamacare and all the billions of do$$ars BHO2 sends overseas.


34 posted on 10/08/2013 4:32:53 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

All of the above are part of the Interior Department.


35 posted on 10/08/2013 4:33:32 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

nope


36 posted on 10/08/2013 4:35:34 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: VerySadAmerican
Do park rangers have arrest powers?

Not only that, under Obama, cool new uniforms!


37 posted on 10/08/2013 4:37:48 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: grobdriver

It is their fortune to get a job working for us (work?). And as employers we have expectations that include an oath to meet those expectations to manage and protect our Country’s resources which include our fellow man - WTF happened to the process that brought us these jerks?


38 posted on 10/08/2013 4:37:50 PM PDT by mcshot (The takers exceed the makers and we're going down.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need those “100 million of us” to vote these a-holes out of office......


39 posted on 10/08/2013 4:42:26 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: AMDG&BVMH

Insane ins’t it? That it would be defiance to keep your business up and running.


40 posted on 10/08/2013 4:44:09 PM PDT by reaganaut (I don't do hopey-changey. I do ouchy-bleedy.)
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To: SatinDoll

It is also Reid’s fault. He hasn’t even gotten the Senate to vote on anything. It is not just Zero’s fault although it is is his fault as well. At least the house is trying to do something and not cave (which surprises me).


41 posted on 10/08/2013 4:45:46 PM PDT by reaganaut (I don't do hopey-changey. I do ouchy-bleedy.)
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To: Paladin2
The upper echelon of the NPS needs to spend more time looking over their collective shoulder.

Not only the NPS.

42 posted on 10/08/2013 4:47:14 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: SatinDoll

“Glenn Helspeth is a putz! He blames the U.S.Congress for the shutdown. Claims they are playing politics.”

Patience, FRiend, patience. Everyone comes to Jesus in their own way and in their own time. As for me and mine, I reckon it’s a good time to go out and get some brunswick stew and carrot cake.


43 posted on 10/08/2013 4:51:00 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: reaganaut

Obama made sure they guy’s business will earn no profit. That means his taxes will be zero.

Barry cut this taxes to zero. And he’s still not grateful.


44 posted on 10/08/2013 4:51:32 PM PDT by DManA (.)
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To: reaganaut

Where are the Occupy idiots when you need them?


45 posted on 10/08/2013 4:53:35 PM PDT by matt04
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Our strategy should be MASS Civil Disobedience. We need to operate in crowds. The fascists can handle a man alone like Helseth with ease, but they can't handle a crowd of people with Helseth.

Look what the brave people of Cairo did en masse to get rid of Morsi. Armed confrontation is not the right approach at this point, and I hope it will not ever be necessary.

46 posted on 10/08/2013 4:56:46 PM PDT by expat2
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To: Paine in the Neck

Looks like Cliff Claven!


47 posted on 10/08/2013 4:59:16 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Paladin2

Uh, they use satellites now....I think he meant FIERY Towers, which I hope soon happens.


48 posted on 10/08/2013 4:59:53 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: reaganaut

BHO2 is a malicious narcissist, a very cruel and deluded psychosis with which to be afflicted. He cannot tolerate losing without trying to cause as much suffering as possible for his opponents.

This is why he has ordered the military to cease certain payments to grieving families and priests to not perform mass. Oddly enough, the military is the only really Constitutionally required expenditures by the government. BHO2’s ire is aimed at conservatives who make up the majority of military personnel. This is not the thinking of a cool, sane individual.

Obamacare, or ADA if you prefer, is meant to collapse our economy and create an opportunity for Marxists to take over our government.

Obama doesn’t care about people or their human rights. He has an agenda that must be completed by 2014 or he will most likely be killed by his own Progressive puppeteers. The reason I’ve been saying that since 2008 is because it is true: if he fails, he has more value as a martyred black President that as a failed U.S.President.

Marxists and communists regularly kill their own for political advantages, if any are to be gained.


49 posted on 10/08/2013 5:01:12 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: matt04

Where are the Occupy idiots when you need them?...Putting up barricades around the National Monuments?


50 posted on 10/08/2013 5:01:19 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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