Feds threaten reporter on oiled Florida beach: “ILLEGAL TO DIG” without permit — NO SAND CASTLES (VIDEO)

Where You Can And Can't Dig At The Beach, WEAR ABC, September 17, 2010:

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17 comments to Feds threaten reporter on oiled Florida beach: “ILLEGAL TO DIG” without permit — NO SAND CASTLES (VIDEO)

  • Good grief! There's something wrong with that picture -- the sand and the tar balls. How did intact tar balls rise up through the sand, which is extremely heavy, and remain intact, and with six inches of heavy sand sitting on top?

    This is crazy wild, but I'm wondering if the sand came *after* the tar balls. If this is the case, then BP is spending tons of money for a lot of cover.

    The top six inches of sand appeared pristine. How can that be?

  • Debbie

    Are we still living in America ? Thank you BP and Obama. Ifeel like we are in the old Soviet Union days.

  • No sand castles???

    Well, people, this is what it has all come down to- no sand castles.

    Aren't sand castles associated with the ability to dream, to hope, to be innocent, to be free?

    No more, apparently.


  • Jean

    Unbelievable!! What happened to Freedom of the Press?

    And the park police officer said it's illegal to film in a national park, so not only no building sand castles, but no taking pictures of your kids at the beach!

  • maryanne jacobsen

    Love that the Fish and Wildlife Service guy is wearing one of those boonie hats that the gov't bought to the tune of about $18,000. So glad at least one business in
    Florida (Bernard Cap, Co. ) made some money out of this experiment!

  • willow

    "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" Pass it along to everyone you know.

  • Remember the Breakfast Club? " If he gets up, we'll all get up; It'll be anarchy...."

    If he digs a sandcastle, we'll all dig a sandcastle; it'll be.... ILLEGAL?????

    I can hardly believe that I'm writing about the U.S. How did "sandcastle" and "illegal" end up in the same sentence????!!!!!!!

    Sad. Sad. Sad.

  • Afu


    This cover-up is really sinking to all-time record-breaking absurdity.
    I think the Soviet Union never decreed such absurd interdictions. The Chinese must be laughing.

    Are these law-inforcement persons aware that the USA was one of the first countries in the world to promote freedom?
    Even though that was two centuries ago.

  • Jean

    I checked the park rules on the Gulf Islands National Seashore website, and nowhere does it say that you can't dig in the sand or film video.


  • Joe

    We have been fighting such regulations and bureaucrats before the BP spill. On the Fed beaches, one is not allowed to metal detect loose change under the sand. Otherwise, we would be robbing the criminal government worker archeologists who sleep most of the day in the visitor center or, just don't show up to work.

    We have been losing our rights for some time now but with the election of obama and his communist workers things are getting worse. I have been threatened with a tresspass warrant when they discovered me taking sand samples to be turned in for independent laboratory review. No digging, just collecting coring at 12 inches. A collegue at a different beach had a firearm pulled on him by an unidentified federal employee. Folks, this is really scary, I have never seen such behavior in all my years as an investigator and in career LE personnel.

  • HIDonald

    Still think the Katrina incompentency was as bad as it gets? At least with Katrina we had freedom of the press to know what was going on. I'm sure we don't know a fraction of what is going on in the Gulf.

    Oh, and hope the Mexican Oil companies are enjoying the money the U.S. is pooring into them to encourage them to drill in the same Gulf waters we are banning U.S. drilling. And it's charity money, we don't even get anything for the donation.

  • POd American

    How is it that no one can find the law the these blind Obama zombie enforcers are using to stop someone from moving about freely and causing no harm?

    How dark of a hand is being used by what hidden force that won’t show it’s self?

    Are these idiots that confront these citizens so passive that they just won’t ask “why am I acting without thinking”?

    What’s with the blind obedience of these mindless fools?

  • TSGordon

    If it is illegal to dig, then it needs to be illegal to go near--plainly the issue is radioactivity.

  • TSGordon

    Deja vu, it is "9/11," and "THE AIR IS SAFE TO BREATHE!"

  • One

    Has anyone mentioned sea turtles?
    They dig on the beaches all the time. Are they to be arrested?

    A people deserve any regime they endure!

  • One


    If the CLEAR Act passes the Senate you won't have to worry about this anymore.
    All beaches coastal will belong to the UN

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