Sounds like a plan, But that preserves the idiots. How about if there is
a barricade and you go around it, you are on your own, period. Weed those
people out and you eliminate the possibility of those same people doing
something else that is stupid like running red lights.
dozens of creeks that are also roadbeds that flood constantly will never be fixed.
complaining. But the cost of two police cars, a hook and ladder truck to extend out to him and the ambulance to treat him for exposure after they literally fished him out of the water came to about $16,000 (with his fine).
Typical Big Government thinking.
How about "go around a barricade and get in trouble we don't give a
crap"? Why should the governmnent be doing _anything_ for the idiot?
On Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:37:07 PM UTC-5, J. Clarke wrote:
I am sure that on the path I am on now I will get as bitter and cynical, fu
ll of venom for those I deem and "idiot".
Not there yet. Most of the folks they rescue these days (high water rescue
s here are quite rare these days) no doubt have no valid reason, but I can
understand it somewhat.
An 85 year old woman driving home went around a barricade that she mistook
for a "pothole marker" which a single barricade is often used to mark. She
got in about 4 inches of water and panicked, stopped, and called 911. Whe
n the rescue team got there, the water was about 6 inches deep so they walk
ed out on safety ropes and carried her to safety. Did she deserved help or
deserve to die? I know your answer!
We no longer have state controlled driver's licensing, so parents are taske
d with finding a driver's school that will teach their kids to drive. The
schools are licensed and are state approved for operation, but after that..
. only routine continuing education is required of these schools. A couple
of years ago two girls, juniors in high school I believe, were going somew
here and the rain had stopped and the runoff was building up. They became
stranded when their cute little girl car was washed off the road by a wave
about 10 inches high. It shoved it into a creek bed, and the passenger dro
wned. The driver said she didn't think about the danger since it had quit
raining and the water on the road was just a couple of inches when the star
ted across. Damn beginning drivers... should they be rescued for their bad
No need to answer... I know, I know.
Poor judgement and lack of experience deserve to be punished.
I wonder how you would feel if it had been your Mother/grandmother or daugh
ter... hopefully you wouldn't move off your principles just because it was
someone you knew! (Past tense)
I love how you turn it to slam at Big Government. Classic.
No you don't.
My view is that if government offers a service then the service should
be free to all in need. If the government can't afford to offer the
service then the solution is to not offer the services, not start
billing the people who use it.
little girl car was washed off the road by a wave about 10 inches high. It shoved it into a creek bed, and the passenger drowned. The driver said she didn't think about the danger since it had quit raining and the water on the road was just a couple of inches when the started across. Damn beginning drivers... should they be rescued for their bad judgement?
saw a photo that seemed unbelievable and i am still not sure it was
amazing what can be done to photos but it looked real
think it was on imgur
it showed a street there at night with cars submerged above the top
of the doors and most of the cars had their lights on
strange site to see
I think you're thinking of Tropical Storm Claudette, in 1979.
42 inches of rain in 24hrs at Alvin TX (altho there's some
reason to doubt the exact accuracy of that number, it was
a lot of rain however you look at it).
In the 80's maybe 85 we lived in Austin.
We got 17" one NIGHT! That was a 400 year flood.
That year we got 200, 300, 400 year floods. All came across
the desert from Mexico and dumped not only rain but tornados
that dumped grapefruit size hail or flat saucier flung from the sides
and sliced the bark off oaks.
The coastal area is so flat and has poor drainage it has to flood.
A massive drainage area of most of East Texas and Central flows in large
rivers and raise more water from up north.
Right now, 200 miles north of Houston, our two rivers are running over
the banks. The large lakes are full and input = output.
On 4/21/2016 3:29 PM, Leon wrote:
I was in Detroit a year, or so, ago after torrential rain. The
Interstate underpasses were filled right up to the bottom of the
bridges. Wasn't happy about driving local Detroit streets from the
airport out to the burbs at midnight but getting real wet wasn't a
good idea either.
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