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Old 06-13-2013   #31
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... they are tubers. Fuck 'em.

Also, lives and homes take priority over recreation particularly when there are many other opportunities available. It's not like every stream in the state is shut down.

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Speaking of tuber saftety. I see that a wooden fence is now going up on the lower section of the creek near the library. This will probably make it a lot harder to help out swimmers in trouble. I've pulled a few people and a dog out of the water there myself over the last couple years. They really need to keep this section open.
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Speaking of tuber saftety. I see that a wooden fence is now going up on the lower section of the creek near the library. This will probably make it a lot harder to help out swimmers in trouble. I've pulled a few people and a dog out of the water there myself over the last couple years. They really need to keep this section open.
I thought the same thing and shared that at the public forums about the project. They politely disagreed that the fences they were installing would impede rescue...
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Speaking of tuber saftety. I see that a wooden fence is now going up on the lower section of the creek near the library. This will probably make it a lot harder to help out swimmers in trouble. I've pulled a few people and a dog out of the water there myself over the last couple years. They really need to keep this section open.
I had to climb the fence to rescue a redneck female overcome by tubing fatigue today. Apparently,her blue jeans were not the right choice for the creek today. Her kids kept floating by while she was carping holding onto a rock mid stream. There needs to be a PFD rule on CC over 500.
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There needs to be a PFD rule on CC over 500.
Either that or a complete "at your own risk" policy with no search and rescue option, let Darwinism thin the gene pool a bit...
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We talked to a cop yesterday and the reason they don't have "use at your own risk" signs is because all people see is "use" and that put liability back on the City.
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Either that or a complete "at your own risk" policy with no search and rescue option, let Darwinism thin the gene pool a bit...
I agree with this. No rescuer should be called to put her/his life at risk for these folks.

Does anyone know if they get fined for losing their tube and littering the creek? I guess that could go for manless kayaks also though...
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I agree with this. No rescuer should be called to put her/his life at risk for these folks.

Does anyone know if they get fined for losing their tube and littering the creek? I guess that could go for manless kayaks also though...
I too agree. Why do we keep saving stupid people?
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Does anyone know if they get fined for losing their tube and littering the creek? I guess that could go for manless kayaks also though...
True, but normally a kayaker will go to great lengths to find and recover their boat. A tire tube only costs 10 bucks so they feel fine losing it to the river, I wish they got littering fines for losing them or their beer cans.
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True, but normally a kayaker will go to great lengths to find and recover their boat. A tire tube only costs 10 bucks so they feel fine losing it to the river, I wish they got littering fines for losing them or their beer cans.
I was kidding about the manless kayak, but seriously a couple hundred dollar fine for littering a creek would probably change things on that stretch.
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