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    shameless self promotion - libertarian you know - for those that never tread in the pub, I recently posted a few pictures from some of our travels in the thread here.

    hope you enjoy them, would be interested to know which one you favored. thinking about entering a amateur contest for landscape and one for wildlife to try and win a new camera. we do have a beautiful country

    http://www.gatorcountry.com/swampgas/showthread.php?t=266166&page=20
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    Dude I've seen your work and you should totally enter the contest. Fantastic work :yes:
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    Nice, but why is a libertarian vacationing in a socialized wilderness. Sell those trees and let those bears get a job.

    No, seriously nice photos - I envy your trip.
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    which photos though?
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    Well I'm a beach girl so I love the Cayman ones. Underwater stuff is so difficult because there are so many variables involved.

    Post 410 - the beaver's cute, and that shot with the mountain in the distance with the green water is very pretty.

    The glacier one is good too - On the landscapes it's good to get unusual water colors, features, etc, to contrast with the rest.
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    gorgeous stuff
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    You've got a good eye. I will try to look through all of them tomorrow and pick the ones I like. The ones I have seen so far are very nice.
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    Nature is ultimate libertarian. Eat or be eaten. Funny how we know better than to feed wild animals lest they become dependent on us yet we treat our human population 180 degrees opposite.

    fwiw, Canadian parks have nicer facilities but probably only 20% of the number of rangers that US parks do.

    Glad you liked the pictures. They are from a decade of travel with my kids. We save and sacrifice so we can afford to travel.
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    You're also allowed to take dogs to Canadian parks which I appreciate.
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    Absolutely breathtaking photos! I am still waiting for and your wife to adopt me.
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    Absolutely! Agree 100%
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    thanks. added a few more to the thread for your consideration. I really wish I had a high res camera 16mp +...need one of my clients to throw me a nice side job so I can get that unplanned income thing to generate disposal income.

    may be quicker to view them here

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/85268984@N02/

    got a lot to learn about underwater photography. going back to Grand Cayman next spring so will get another crack at it if all goes as planned
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    i'd go with #399
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    I can only say which ones I liked best and even that was hard to pick out since there were so many that were great to me. Still the ones that I picked were:

    1st pic in post #426

    Maligne Canyon Alberta in #432

    3rd in #435


    Hope you are able to get the equipment you want. Photographs are still timeless.
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    Capitalists would have long ago eaten these parks if Libertarian ideas prevailed in TR's era. Fortunately they didn't and they are mostly federal land now (some state).

    Still nice photos though.
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    Or franchise rights for parks would have been sold to private enterprise to turn the keeping of national parks into a profit seeking enterprise.
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    San Fran did dam up half of Yosemite turning a once beautiful sister valley into a reservoir. Now the voters in the liberal bastion of San Fran refuse to even consider increasing their water bills so that Hetch Hetchy could be restored to it's original beauty.
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    True. And I'm not sure the scars from that dam and reservoir will be erased once drained and removed. I'm sure they had to blast into the granite in the valley walls.
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    national park system ........ SF damn part of Yosemite.

    national park system ........ SF damn part of Yosemite.


    Gee, really close call. I guess we can't say government taking over public lands for a national park system is a clear cut positive based on that.
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    Oh yeah. No doubt. That's exactly what would have happened.

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