Being off topic I don't think so. Ariz could end up like Michigan you want to use the public parks to observe it'll cost you $5.00 a night you want a sticker on your vehicle so you don't have to bother with it That could cost you anywhere from $50.00 to $100.00 a year. Now they being the "Gov't and knowing Republicans all my life and how they operate if you want to use the National forest and other public lands, you could end up paying a whole lot more. Face it people we are losing our rights and freedoms and that includes going out to Dark Skies to use your telescope. I don't believe this is off topic for this forum. Now if you don't like the way this topic is going to speak up now so the rest of us can stick our heads back in the sand! This landslide election favoring the Republicans is a signal to the power brokers that Americans in general want to be safe and don't care about freedoms. This Republic is degenerating into an Empire! For all practical intents we are an empire. We just lack an absolute Ruler. Now I'm going to stick my head back in the sand and be a good little citizen. Clear Skies Dwight L Bogan In a message dated 11/23/2004 11:55:11 PM US Mountain Standard Time, stan_gorodenski@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: AJ, I'm not sure posting search results here would be appropriate in Az-Observing. I gave my opinion. You gave yours. Since you disagree with my opinion, why don't you go into more detail on what you found out so we all can learn. For example, your statement that our congress is not too pleased with the intent of the bill doesn't say much. All of Congress, or just all Republicans, or just all Democrats, and what Republicans, Democrats, all the bill, just parts of it, etc.? Further, talk is cheap. It's their final vote that counts, which hasn't taken place yet on extending the Demo program. I certainly am not one who thinks I know everything (I do sometimes misinterpret what I have read), and am always willing to learn. So I encourage you to go into more detail, so long as others on the list don't feel they are "Off Topic", which I think my post would have been, or come close to it, if I had gone into much more detail than I did. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.