Governing by temper-tantrum

Just before the weekend, the National Park Service informed charter boat captains in Florida that the Florida Bay was “closed” due to the shutdown. Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from taking anglers into 1,100 square-miles of open ocean. Fishing is also prohibited at Biscayne National Park during the shutdown.

The Park Service will also have rangers on duty to police the ban. Of access to an ocean. The government will probably use more personnel and spend more resources to attempt to close the ocean, than it would in its normal course of business.

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“Flying Priest” Feared Dead

“Flying Priest” Feared Dead

Rescue crews are scouring densely forested mountains in southern Brazil for some sign of the Roman Catholic priest who vanished over the Atlantic Ocean after sailing into the air under a cluster of colorful helium balloons. (April 25)

 

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Officials confirm discovery of balloon priest’s remains