Join Date: Jul 2010
I have just taken the time to read through quite a bit on here, the "Yes Yes Yes to Northumblerland County OHV Park" facebook page, as well as the "No No No to Northumberland County OHV Park" facebook page. I have posted on BOTH pages wall's with some solutions, and comments that I hope will help everyones mind on the issues of the proposed park.
I would strongly encourage you to join the "Yes Yes Yes to Northumberland County OHV Park" facebook page if you are a member of facebook, and help to answer opponent's questions in a clear, accurate, man to man, women to women, from experience answer in a POLITE way.
If you do not read anything else on this post, I beg you to READ THIS section here. People, you MUST realize we CAN NOT make this park a reality unless we WORK TOGETHER with the opposition, with much of it being made up of the locals. Their elected officials are the ones who can make this happen, or make this project sink. In a time where people are extremely politically motivated, we must PLEASE THE LOCALS if we EVER want to see this happen. This doesn't mean we have to wine and dine them, but we need to WORK TOGETHER, answer questions, and provide solutions to the reasons they do not want the park. I know for a fact that the MAJORITY of us on the Jeep Forum from the Eastern PA area are RESPONSIBLE wheelers and riders, and we must make that known unto the opponents in a polite, non threatening, non forceful way. We must be kind, cheerful, answer their questions on a first hand base, and not get upset over an irate opponent, and not be irate from the start, or back at the opponent. We can only do this if we make it a win for everyone. If it does happen, we want to be friendly with them, and to get respect and friendliness back in return, we must make them happy from the beginning. So PLEASE remember all of this and refrain from making ANY comments, as each comment made saying "this will do this this and this for your town" provides them an opportunity to fight back and raise your own blood pressure, and consequently cause you to make a comment you may regret later. A silent majority can do a lot these days, and we must be the ones who are the silent majority. Thank you for reading and following this!
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