Unfortunately, there are more than just a few large corporations that have completely abandoned even a pretense of exercising ethical conduct or using honesty as their standard. But then again, I guess that's really nothing new.
EC has a point, many believe, and some state supreme courts have so stated, that the sole purpose of a corporation is to make a profit for its shareholders/stakeholders.
Unless you are a socialist or a communist, I can't see on what basis anyone could come to any other conclusion.
I'd note that it is a little bit more complex because of when the trademarks were filed. I did a search and at least two were registered when Yosemite Park & Curry Company actually owned the Ahwahnee Hotel and operated the Bracebridge Dinner. Now whether or not the title of those trademarks were properly transferred to Delaware North is another matter.
Jan 19th - 12:35pm |
The historic names were there before the concessionaire was there. The names should remain with the park. If they don't, the concessionaire should not be allowed to use them. It's only a way to try to rip off the taxpayer.
Jan 19th - 11:56am |
Lee, I am certainly not an expert in any of this, but I do think that, among other legal arguments, the Historic Preservation Act prohibits trademarking sites listed on the National register. But you are right, with that much money on the table, who pays attention to reading the law. The issue will probably have to be litigated, the courts sorting it all out. It is a darn shame in my view.
DNC cares nothing for the law
Yeah, that's why they were using the legal process to keep what they thought was theirs. And of course they are seeking to pull more money into their coffers. That is the purpose of their existence.
Agreed, Comrade. DNC cares nothing for the law nor, apparently, for much of anything else involving anything that won't pull more money into their coffers. If they did, people wouldn't be upset about the situation.
How about a story about how much NPS spends on "planning" at the Ice Age National Scenic Trail" compared to similar parks around the country and compared to what was spent on planning the AT? About ten years ago an NPS official from the east stated, "You are planning the Ice Age Trail to death" in a meeting with NPS IATR staff and partner organization officials.
A call to the capitol revealed that the "press conference" will be held a 9 a.m. in the Gold Room on the second floor of the main capitol building. Attending should be an interesting experience. I hope some other Traveler buffs from Utah will be there, too.
I doubt flash bang devices or fully automatic weapons would have prevented Ranger Margaret Anderson's murder. A WA fugitive alert had been issued the day before for her killer, but news reports at the time said the park was not connected to the alert system, so she never knew she was dealing with violent criminal on the run rather than a tire-chain scofflaw.
I would only be in known bear country with a firearm. I wish to use all my resources to preserve my life. I would hate to need to use deadly force, I'm a human with the option to defend myself with a firearm, and feel if I want to be in the wild, prepare for it best I know how, and preservation of life is 1# in my book.
Jan 18th - 21:53pm |
It's impossilbe to make a valid comparison of the studies on bear spray and firearms. The majority of bear-human encounters in the 2 studies on bear spray are about people--including wildlife professionals--using bear spray to haze curious or non-aggressive bears.
Interesting, Dave Smith. In reports I read, Bear Spray was effective in 92% of brown bear close encounters, 90% of black bear close encounters, and 100% of polar bear encounters (there were only two). Further, 98% of people, in bear/human encounters, came out with only minor, if any, injuries.
Ed Abbey said it very well. "If humans insist on invading grizzly bear territory, they shouldn't object when a bear occasionally harvests a trespasser."
Jan 18th - 10:02am |
Yellowstone is a lot of fun and beautiful too, but lets face it it's just a zoo for city folks, playground, like Central Park. People want to see wildlife and pretend they are wild. Some are going to get eaten. Bears do eat people.
Jan 18th - 09:26am |
I am not a true believer in bear spray, however, the question I would ask to people who choose not to carry bear spray or a firearm for self-defense while hiking in grizzly country is, "What are your options during a worst-case scenario?" Running is not a option. Running for a climbable tree and then climbing until your feet are a minimum of 10 ft.
I think the time would be better spent training the humans to be afraid of bears. Or at least a little less stupid. I spent more than a month this summer in Montana and Wyoming and I always carried bear spray. Hiking alone in known bear territory - he knew better but went anyway. He wanted to use his "vigilance?" I guess it works, until it doesn't.
And how do you plan to have the rangers train the bears?
Jan 17th - 23:07pm |
The Park Service should train the bears to fear and avoid people instead of allowing the bears to habituated to people. I have seen grizzled along the roads for hours and the rangers do nothing to run them off allowing the bears to learn to not fear people.
Before anyone gets too confident about these eagles, you should know that the environs of the Lake Mead National Recreation just east of Searchlight, Nevada, have been targeted for a massive wind farm. A poor environmental impact statement has temporarily stalled it, but you know what they say about patience and money. Here is the latest from the Desert Protective Council:
yes take care of the problem,, and make money,,hunting meat and community income charity hunts,, tourist promotions just manage well- use your brain and not and not poor poor wrabbits no kill by un relealistic people.
A little documentation regarding the "secret" status of Minuteman Missile silos and their locations is available in an NPS PDF from Minuteman Missile. I haven't been able to get a workable link, but if you go to the park's website, and then look under BROCHURES below the BASIC INFORMATION selection, you should find it. The rest of the site makes very ineresting reading, too. D
In the meantime, I highly recommend a visit to Minuteman Missile. It's a fascinating place that relates just a small part of the history of the Cold War.
Rick, nice exit to run from having to show the Bundy group wants to overthrow the government. Guess we will put that down as another baseless accusation. And Matt, someone has to engage these folks and expose them even if they are here just for argument.
They have stated many times in many similar words that they wish to overthrow at least some of the federal government.
How do your overthrow "some" of the federal goverment? Please show me any statement of their's where they want to "overthrow" the Constitutional goverment of the U.S.
"They are armed and their avowed purpose is to overthrow the US government."
'That is a gross (and probably intentional) misrepresentation of their goals.'
Jan 16th - 19:13pm |
Thank you Vernon, others and traveler for this informative discussion.
Jan 16th - 17:53pm |
I greatly admired the book Nuclear Heartland. It revealed aspects of U.S. defense spending that few Americans were aware of. It helped guide me on about a two-decade quest to reveal more wasteful spending.
Jan 16th - 17:37pm |
@Kurt Repanshek - A well functioning democracy requires a well informed public. A free and open press is key to that. It's well known that official secrecy has been used to cover up embarrassing activities of our government. A free press can reveal such things, which can include a wasting of general funds. Some sectors of U.S.
Enjoyed your article! I have been visiting Joshua Tree National Park (formerly Monument) since I was a child. It has always been an interesting place to me. I especially enjoy the short hike around Hidden Vally where cattle rustlers are said to have hidden their stolen stock back in the early days. Every time I visit, I make sure I do that hike.