Archive for September 14th, 2008

Backpacking trip

I’ll be away for the next six days backpacking in Sequoia National Park, so there will be no posts till next Sunday.

Have a nice week!

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County sheriff sitting on an ATV tries to warn young, fit, surfers out of the water, but the surfers wind up rescuing the deputy. OMG, this is so funny!

This video makes me angry. Some idiots decided to drink merrily on the seafront while the hurricane approached and later had to call 911 to be rescued. Ultimately they were airlifted to safety by the coast-guard.

I think it is perfectly fine if people decide to take their chance with a hurricane and ignore mandatory evacuation orders; but please be aware of the dangers and the consequences. If you decide to drink beer at the fishing pier after being repeatedly begged to leave and told umpteen times that the storm surge is going to sweep you away — do not call later for help. Millions of dollars of taxpayer money are wasted and other lives put at risk in rescuing those who take foolish decisions. It also makes it easier for the government to pass nanny-state laws which takes everyone else’s freedom away, including of those who really value this freedom and know the meaning of the term ‘personal responsibility’.

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