Thursday, October 02, 2014



UPDATE: After the outcry, the Forest Service backs off.

Nice photo. That'll be $1,000, please.

This week's most profoundly wrongheaded display of nonviolent press infringement comes from an unlikely source: The U.S. Forest Service. New rules being finalized in November state that—across this country's gloriously beautiful, endlessly photogenic, 36 million acres of designated wilderness area administered by the USFS—members of the press who happen upon it will need permits to photograph or shoot video. [Full]

What I see here is, that under Obama, every government dept. is acting like it's a regulatory commission able to make shit up.  The key question today is:  Does the U.S. Forest Service have a Swat Team?



Esteve said...

"Infringement comes from an unlikely source." No, the Forest Service is just like every other federal bureaucracy, totally "owned" by progressives.

drew458 said...

And probably armed to the teeth. After all, the fish cops NEED M16s, crew served heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and MRAPs.

When the only thing that the ballot box does is bring in some other two faced bastards who immediately get in lock step with the bastards already there, what then? How are you ever going to use the jury box when the Attorney General himself is under indictment?

Anonymous said...

I think only colleges should have fully automatic weapons. We jarheads just had 3 round burst.-Anymouse

Anonymous said...

So let's ask the question: if I take pics of Yellowstone and show them to relatives, that's okay, but the minute I turn the collection into a book and sell it, that becomes "commercial exploitation"? A landscape is "exploited" by my selling pictures of it?

Fuck 'em.

Next question: how are they going to enforce this? How do you prevent pictures being taken (assuming that one has not paid their loathsome danegeld) when there is no way to tell whether someone is taking a picture for private use or commercial use?

Double fuck 'em.

Mark my words: the way these pricks are going, one of these days they're going to NEED a swat team.

Ask me again why I quit blogging...

Anonymous said...

Helly, remember it was done by contracted lowest bidder, probably unionized labor.

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