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99Centsplease
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17 years, 1 month ago
Well, the Grand Canyon has this new bridge named the "SkyWalk". You may have been hearing a lot about it on the news. There's also been controversy over it as well. So, what are your opinions on the SkyWalk?
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    SquidMan93
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    17 years, 1 month ago
    99Centsplease
    So, what are your opinions on the SkyWalk?


    Name ripped off from Star Wars. :D
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      99Centsplease
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      17 years, 1 month ago
      SquidMan93
      Name ripped off from Star Wars. :D


      I was thinking of that! :D :D
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        System
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        17 years, 1 month ago
        I'm going to the Grand Canyon this summer, so I'll have to check it out. I haven't been hearing about it on the news, though.
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          Ilikethepixies
          5870 Posts
          17 years, 1 month ago
          What's the controversy? That they're filthying up another one of nature's beauties with some awkward man-made structure just for the hell of it?

          I hope that's the controversy, because it sucks. They couldn't just let it be. We always have this instinct where we need to conquor nature. Just let it be.
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            Ilikethepixies
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            17 years, 1 month ago
            What's the controversy? That they're filthying up another one of nature's beauties with some awkward man-made structure just for the hell of it?

            I hope that's the controversy, because it sucks. They couldn't just let it be. We always have this instinct where we need to conquer nature. Just let it be.
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              99Centsplease
              518 Posts
              17 years, 1 month ago
              Ilikethepixies
              What's the controversy? That they're filthying up another one of nature's beauties with some awkward man-made structure just for the hell of it?

              I hope that's the controversy, because it sucks. They couldn't just let it be. We always have this instinct where we need to conquer nature. Just let it be.


              Well, the controversy comes from this Indian tribe who doesn't want it there.

              What's even worse about it was on my local news, there was this cheesy promo that showed one of the anchors "walking" on the SkyWalk. Even worse, the picture they were using was a concept sketch! I don't know why they built that thing in the first place. The Canyon deserves to be protected as a national park. The Grand Canyon is a NATIONAL PARK, not an amusement park.
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                Ilikethepixies
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                17 years, 1 month ago
                99Centsplease
                Well, the controversy comes from this Indian tribe who doesn't want it there.... The Canyon deserves to be protected as a national park. The Grand Canyon is a NATIONAL PARK, not an amusement park.


                Didn't they get the memo? We own everything. It doesn't matter how long you've been there or what significance something has to you... we're going to build a big ugly bridge over it and give it a stupid name because we can. They better get with the program.

                Its not like its even a necessary evil, like taking away wildlife to build houses for the people that are already here. We're just going in and fooling around with it for profit's sake. :(
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                  Edymnion
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                  17 years, 1 month ago
                  99Centsplease
                  Well, the controversy comes from this Indian tribe who doesn't want it there.
                  Uh, its being built BY an indian tribe in the first place.

                  I'll just say that I'm glad it wasn't there when I went to the grand canyon. Trust me, you don't need a lousy tourist trap sky bridge to make that place impressive, it does that all by itself.

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                    99Centsplease
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                    Edymnion
                    Uh, its being built BY an indian tribe in the first place.


                    Oops. :o Just got confused when I wrote this...
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                      SlippyFist
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                      17 years, 1 month ago
                      I just think its a stupid eyesore. Plus....$25 just to walk about 10ft is outrageous. I would spend $5 just to say I did it, but geeze...talk about a rip off from the Indians.....Shame on You!!!!!
                        MattNash
                        4135 Posts
                        17 years, 1 month ago
                        I think it looks pretty cool, and I'll look forward to trying it out when I visit the Grand Canyon. I think people just need to chill out and quit creating controversy where there shouldn't be.
                          MattNash
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                          17 years, 1 month ago
                          opps, double post
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                            SlippyFist
                            ...talk about a rip off from the Indians.


                            The Indians will do anything to make money nowadays. License their tribe's name to a college's athletic program (Florida State Seminoles), start a casino, etc...
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