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    Default A pretty sad day

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    Joe, your link isn't working...I keep getting an Error 404 message.

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    They closed the highway rest stops (great idea, guys!) and now they're selling state buildings and leasing them back.
    What a bunch of idiots.
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    Yep a sad announcement indeed. They said on the news last night that they won't have the personnel to keep people out of the parks however, but there won't be any facilities (bathrooms) open....now what'll happen is the parks will be trashed and when they do eventually reopen, they'll have to spend a load of money to restore them.

    Ariz. to close 13 parks by June due to budget woes - U.S. news- msnbc.com

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    WOW. Thars really a shame.....Speedy

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    Knock on wood, as bad as our ....ahem..... leaders are here, this has yet to be considered. Though they did cut a lot out of the park system budget. Though I have been told by many good sources that our park system and forestry system actually turn a profit.
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    The sad part is that the FEES paid M O R E than cover the operating cost.
    The pointy headed Leggo-rats took the money in a "Sweep" AKA RAID of USER paid FEES
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    How sad...what saddens me more is seeing so many nitwits in office who do not understand the Law Of Unintended Consequences; they think, "Hey, I close these parks, and look at all this money we save in my spreadsheet model!" Like Froggy said, these pointy-headed fools don't know how to connect the dots.

    But then again, I've been called an "alarmist" on more than one occasion, made worse when I'm proved right later.
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    Very sad, Arizona is in the top 10 of financially troubled states. This thanks to 6 years of Crappy Nappy as Gov, now known as "Big Sis."
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    Well, when you have a massive 4 billion dollar deficit, something's gotta give. As of now, we've lowered the deficit to 1.3 billion, and now we're just coming up with insane ways of trying to get it down. I swear, everything's suffering down here: the real estate market, the school system (We're about to become a simple school with normal classes and a football team; no more extra-curricular stuff), and now the parks. Jesus, it's times like these when I wish I could return to Kansas, but I'm stuck here for the long haul.

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