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Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: Fear and Respect in Yellowstone

Deep Woods wrote:
Your the one standing up for the oppressors of the Native people of this land.....



No, that would be another one of your fantasies, just like your fantasy that all of the Aboriginal Americans were in harmony with nature.

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:00 pm


Author: RikWriter
Posted: July 23, 2016, 3:00 am

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: Fear and Respect in Yellowstone

RikWriter wrote:
Holy crap that's a lot of mental gymnastics to try to deny facts you don't want to face.


Your the one standing up for the oppressors of the Native people of this land.....
Your most likely one of the people that gripe about illegal immigrants and the muslims coming to this land...Hmmm seems the ones you stand up for are the role models for the the very ones you disdain.
Let's see go to a strange country/land and kill off, rape, pillage, jail, falsely execute, rob, mutilate, steal land and claim it as your own, introduce new languages, disease, etc.....Yep there's sure some decency in standing up for people like that. :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Ever researched the Trail of Tears or the Indian Removal Act, read up on the criminal immoral acts and cultural genocide of the Carlisle Indian School.

A product of U.S. Army-sanctioned mass slaughter of American bison in the 1800s, military commanders were ordering their troops to kill buffalo — not for food, but to deny Native Americans their own source of food and push them into reservation life.
These bison skulls are waiting to be ground for fertilizer, most likely in the American midwest. The slaughter was so “effective” that the population of bison in the U.S. is estimated to have dropped from around 60 million in 1800 to as few as 750 in 1890.
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At least I have enough mental gymnastics to understand the real factual truth :roll::lol::lol::lol:

Statistics: Posted by Deep Woods — Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:31 pm


Author: Deep Woods
Posted: July 23, 2016, 1:31 am

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: Fear and Respect in Yellowstone

Holy crap that's a lot of mental gymnastics to try to deny facts you don't want to face.

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:04 pm


Author: RikWriter
Posted: July 23, 2016, 12:04 am

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: Fear and Respect in Yellowstone

Bogo wrote:
Deep Woods wrote:The Natives did a whole lot better job of running the land than the bunch of clowns that are trying to run it now.

:lol:Did they? Look at the accounts of the Lewis and Clark expedition.


In the Columbia Basin, one of the areas with the heaviest Native American populations on the Lewis and Clark trail, almost all of the usual game animals were scarce. The explorers ate some of their horses and 195 dogs during transit across this region.
From: http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/ ... an-impacts
It needs to be remembered that 80% to 90% of the original Native American population was killed off by European diseases by the time Lewis and Clark did their journey. Much of the continent was now relatively under populated, and wild game animals had a chance to multiply in the absence of many humans.


Look who wrote all the stuff you posted....a government institution :roll::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Even your famed Lewis and Clark were working for the wicked government, the same government that has ruined this land and stole from the Natives, took their children, forbid them to speak their own language, would not allow them to even dress as they had for centuries and there's more too but you would not face the reality of it no matter what.
Just like those today that will write or say whatever the people want to hear..little puppets of the government and followers of the wickedness of the world.
What is so sad is that you stand up for the wicked government. :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Statistics: Posted by Deep Woods — Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:35 pm


Author: Deep Woods
Posted: July 22, 2016, 11:35 pm

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: Fear and Respect in Yellowstone

Deep Woods wrote:
The Natives did a whole lot better job of running the land than the bunch of clowns that are trying to run it now.

:lol:Did they? Look at the accounts of the Lewis and Clark expedition.


In the Columbia Basin, one of the areas with the heaviest Native American populations on the Lewis and Clark trail, almost all of the usual game animals were scarce. The explorers ate some of their horses and 195 dogs during transit across this region.
From: http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/ ... an-impacts
It needs to be remembered that 80% to 90% of the original Native American population was killed off by European diseases by the time Lewis and Clark did their journey. Much of the continent was now relatively under populated, and wild game animals had a chance to multiply in the absence of many humans.

Statistics: Posted by Bogo — Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:17 am


Author: Bogo
Posted: July 19, 2016, 11:17 am

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: High On Life is back in business

Deb1741 wrote:
We want you all to know, we take full responsibility for our actions, and will pay restitution for our poor decisions in the states. We have a lawyer who is working with the US attorney, which is exactly what one does when dealing with the law. During the past 6 weeks, we’ve had time to reflect on our actions and understand that what we did was wrong and cannot happen again. We also acknowledge that we must hold ourselves accountable to a higher standard and will use our influence to ensure others understand the importance of treating parks and the wild with the respect it deserves so future generations can enjoy them.

Deb


Y'know, guys, nobody is asking or expecting you to have any kind of "higher standard" than anyone else -- that's just the same arrogant attitude you've had all along. Nobody needs you to hold yourselves to a "higher standard" -- you are expected to FOLLOW THE RULES AND LAWS that all us other peons who aren't running around spreading good cheer and joy by ignoring rules do. You are expected to stay on the boardwalks and not leave designated paths. To stay off delicate areas covered with salt water. Those aren't "higher standards" -- those are basic, everyone-is-expected-to-follow RULES and LAWS. Until you finally acknowledge that, you are NOT taking "full responsibility" for what you did. You weren't "innocent victims" who didn't realize that what you were doing was not wrong until you had a chance to "reflect on our actions." You are adults who KNEW the rules and chose to disregard them in order to get a rush and get more money from your sponsors or whatever.

So quit sugar-coating things and trying to make it appear this was just joyous, we're-so-excited-to-be-here-and-we-didn't-realize-this-was-wrong actions. This was knowingly breaking rules with a complete disregard for what kind of damage you were doing, and until there was an uproar over it and you ended up in Canada with no way to return to the U.S. WITHOUT "taking responsibility" for what you did, you didn't care. When you damaged the Salt Flats, there was no "holding ourselves to higher standards" as you headed to Yellowstone, because there was no big outcry and no consequences. ONLY when you "got caught" doing these things at an iconic park like Yellowstone at such an iconic feature as Grand Prismatic (because you proudly posted them on your facebook page, proving you still figured you were "above" the rules and everyone would just oooh and ahhhh over your wonderful photos/videos) and you got called on it that you began those "reflections" on your actions. And at this point, the only lesson you seem to have learned is to not blatantly post evidence of breaking rules at Yellowstone. At some less notable place, I'm not at all sure you won't still figure rules are meant for others, not for you (because after all, how much sponsorship and hits are you going to get for posting photos/videos of following the rules?)

I'm not saying that death threats and such are the way to go. Threats of any kind aren't right. But I AM saying that as far as I can see, they have a long way to go before they convince ME that they are anything other than sorry that they got caught and have to face the consequences of that. I would not trust them around any of our beautiful national parks and other treasures.

Just my 2 cents.

Statistics: Posted by Dorothy — Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:29 pm


Author: Dorothy
Posted: July 15, 2016, 5:29 am

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: High On Life is back in business

I'm not surprised that they are receiving threats that cross the line - the internet loves their pitchfork.

Glad to see them trying to settle the charges, and I think that comment is spot on.

Statistics: Posted by atw527 — Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:15 am


Author: atw527
Posted: July 14, 2016, 4:15 pm

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: High On Life is back in business

At least they know how we feel about them. Also all their "followers" will get the message also. Maybe some good will come out of their arrogance and ignorance. I bet they keep their As-es out of our National Parks for awhile. Good riddance!

Statistics: Posted by larryrainey — Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:08 pm


Author: larryrainey
Posted: July 14, 2016, 12:08 am

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: High On Life is back in business

Their latest facebook post (posted today 7/13)

>>>Hi friends,

Thank you all so much for all the love and the warm response to our latest content! It means so much to us knowing that we can be a source of light and positivity to so many of you!

For those who need further clarification, our words “Blind Hatred” in our previous status, refers to the death threats, personal attacks on family members and friends, and use of disturbing language to express vile hate towards us. We want to keep our page about spreading positivity and living life to the fullest. So there is no place for darkness here, we will remove all hate speech.

We want you all to know, we take full responsibility for our actions, and will pay restitution for our poor decisions in the states. We have a lawyer who is working with the US attorney, which is exactly what one does when dealing with the law. During the past 6 weeks, we’ve had time to reflect on our actions and understand that what we did was wrong and cannot happen again. We also acknowledge that we must hold ourselves accountable to a higher standard and will use our influence to ensure others understand the importance of treating parks and the wild with the respect it deserves so future generations can enjoy them.

When you look for the worst in people, you will inevitably find it, when you look for the best you will inevitably find that too. It’s your choice how you decide to perceive people, those close to you and those that you don’t even know. One of these paths leads to happiness and fulfillment and the other to darkness. We understand the expressions of frustration, but spewing hatred at somebody else will not make you lighter or happier or alleviate your pain.

All that we can do now is move forward, learn from our mistakes, and continue to send you love and light.

-High On Life<<<

https://www.facebook.com/sundayfundayz/photos/a.188406514557455.50309.186280661436707/1195293447202085/?type=3&theater

A great comment on the post that I thought I'd add (as they have deleted some of the comments)
>>>Mara Reed
Mara Reed While I agree no one deserves death threats and the like, you do realize that this vitriol came at you not because you made "mistakes," but rather the common theme of utter disregard you showed to the rules within American National Parks. The Yellowstone community dug a little deeper into the content posted and realized the Grand Prismatic Spring incident was not isolated. There were videos of you (before they were deleted) harming the incredibly sensitive environment of the Bonneville Salt Flats and jumping around on somber monuments. That looks less like a series of mistakes and more like a pattern, a key component to the way you travel and view the world.

By all means, please continue to travel and inspire others to do the same. But I urge you to truly reexamine how you travel. The world is not a playground with no rules. Nature does not exist solely as a backdrop for pulling off stunts or getting an adrenaline rush. Put another way, don't make the world about you - but rather make yourself a part of the world. I think being able to show that you can respect the places you visit would help things greatly. Until then, I don't think many of us will be able to look at your apology as anything more than a desperate attempt to recover your image.

Reading what you've posted on the matter so far, I don't believe you've really changed your views. Prove me wrong.
Like · Reply · 1 hr<<<

Deb

Statistics: Posted by Deb1741 — Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:01 pm


Author: Deb1741
Posted: July 14, 2016, 12:01 am

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: High On Life is back in business

So they are trying to portray themselves as the victim now...

Statistics: Posted by atw527 — Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:58 pm


Author: atw527
Posted: July 12, 2016, 10:58 pm

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • High On Life is back in business

The "High on Life" group that walked on the Prismatic Springs and drove their bus on the Salt Flats are back to posting on their facebook page. This is part of what they posted on July 10th:

>>>Hi friends,

Sorry for the blackout. We are back now. We had to take some time off to reflect after this last trip across the US. It was the hardest and longest project we’ve ever done. We got burnt out and needed down time and time apart. The explosive finish with our mess-up in Yellowstone and the wave of angry Internet hate that followed brought many lessons along with it.

For a while we almost forgot who we really are in this torrent of blind hatred. But despite it all, we know that we are good people with good intentions. These folks don’t really know us and their hate towards us is a reflection of something else. We won’t take it personally and we send them love in return.<<<

https://www.facebook.com/sundayfundayz/?fref=ts

Apparently the group has hired a Laramie-based lawyer and had a conference call with U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Carman at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth Hot Springs. Another conference call is scheduled for August 8th. Specific information regarding the first conference call is on this link

http://yellowstoneinsider.com/2016/07/09/high-on-life-boys-face-charges-in-yellowstone-other-national-parks/

Deb

Statistics: Posted by Deb1741 — Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:00 pm


Author: Deb1741
Posted: July 12, 2016, 10:00 pm

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: Fear and Respect in Yellowstone

I don't think just because it would cost more to enter the park that idiots would be eliminated. Some of the people doing these stupid things act like they are entitled and that rules don't apply. They aren't going to be distracted by high entry fees. What they need is some swift justice, which only more law enforcement in some fashion can accomplish. I agree with Bridger on his points. We don't get American hospitality when traveling abroad. Higher prices here might encourage some of this traffic to travel more at home. This would go a long way in cutting down on the tour bus traffic.

Statistics: Posted by larryrainey — Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:52 pm


Author: larryrainey
Posted: July 9, 2016, 9:52 pm

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: Fear and Respect in Yellowstone

ROFL! Yeah, right, I'm the "controlling mind of the better class.". What a freaking joke. You're drifting into self parody here.

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:08 pm


Author: RikWriter
Posted: July 9, 2016, 9:08 pm

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: Fear and Respect in Yellowstone

RikWriter wrote:
Automobiles pollute, they contribute to the needless deaths of animals and humans in the park and the overabundance of them stresses out the animals as well. Reducing the number of cars on Yellowstone's roads would benefit the life in the park. But I guess it's more important to you that you not feel "oppressed."


There's always something in the controlling mind of the "better" class to justify themselves in oppressing the people that are not quite as good as they are.
Again...What part of, the park was created for the enjoyment of the people, do you not understand?
It does not say that some shall be allowed to have access or enjoy things that others do not because they are not able to afford it.

Statistics: Posted by Deep Woods — Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:50 pm


Author: Deep Woods
Posted: July 9, 2016, 8:50 pm

Yellowstone Related News and Politics • Re: Fear and Respect in Yellowstone

Automobiles pollute, they contribute to the needless deaths of animals and humans in the park and the overabundance of them stresses out the animals as well. Reducing the number of cars on Yellowstone's roads would benefit the life in the park. But I guess it's more important to you that you not feel "oppressed."

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:33 am


Author: RikWriter
Posted: July 9, 2016, 5:33 pm

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