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Old 10-13-2015, 09:31 PM
 
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Down here in CT there was an article about Burt's Bees lady trying to make a the national park she wants come hell or high water. Fact is that Maine residents, smart as they are, are voting 2-1 against the park according to the article in the Journal Inquirer, a New England Connecticut paper. Thank goodness for the conservative and intelligent citizens of Maine to turn down Ms. Quimby's generous offer.

So, has there been new movement to the application that I should be concerned about? Last time we chatted it was never going to happen.



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Old 10-14-2015, 06:31 AM
 
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Fact is that Maine residents, smart as they are, are voting 2-1 against the park according to the article in the Journal Inquirer, a New England Connecticut paper.
3 area towns have had a vote.......I doubt that the 2-1 against margin would hold up in a statewide election.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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We don't ask to vote on a civic project down there in lower Maine. They should not try to control us.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:53 AM
 
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And we don't get to vote on providing public assistance to Northern Maine communities that have much higher unemployment and poverty levels......but we do because they are part of the State of Maine and Maine residents. Unfortunately, we are all tied at the hip......so a National Park proposal anywhere in Maine is all of our business.

Don't worry, NMLM.......you'll still be the king of your kingdom.
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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For about two centuries we were a natural resource based economy. We produced wood, paper, potatoes, wool, fabrics, fish, blueberries and maple syrup. We had lots of hydropower dams. All of those natural resource based industries have been under attack for years. There is not a single acre of Maine paper mill owned land left in Maine. The state just bought the last piece of private land on the Allagash. I guess that's their vision for our future. We carried the Maine economy from 1790 to 1990. Then Angus King was elected and he brought the COMPACT. Acronyms mean things. COMPACT was Citizens Owning Maine Property Are Considered Trespassing.

Portland had a fish pier for the auction and a whole bunch of lawyers.
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:35 AM
 
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NMLM imagined.......

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We carried the Maine economy from 1790 to 1990.
"You" didn't carry anything.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Vassalboro
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NMLM imagined.......



"You" didn't carry anything.

I haven't been here for long, but have read a good bit while I've been here. I am a active member of a few forums, mostly hobbies. Some I've been on a long time and have made a few observations along the way. One of which is that each forum has that "one guy". I see you're the "one guy" on this forum. Just an observation.
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:39 AM
 
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I don't really know much about this issue but what is wrong with having a national park? Wont it bring more tourism?

If it is a national park it will be protected from any development. I assume most people here want to keep the state like it is Not make it another metropolis from the state line up to Bar Harbor
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:20 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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I don't really know much about this issue but what is wrong with having a national park? Wont it bring more tourism?

If it is a national park it will be protected from any development. I assume most people here want to keep the state like it is Not make it another metropolis from the state line up to Bar Harbor
There already is Katahdin up there. That draws tourism as does the snowmobiling. It's not enough to sustain Millinocket IMHO. The place is but a shadow of what it once was.

That said, if more land is given to a Park, it will be closed forever to any kind of development that might help the struggling town of Millinocket from drowning.
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Just got back from Arizona, where the exact same thing is happening.......moonbats colluding with the feds to try to take over.
Thank God some people see through it. The city council in AZ voted SIX TO ONE on Monday against the lame idea. It is dead in the water.
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