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(NBC News)   U.S. Forest Service: Remember that 2012 Wyoming wildfire you started? Will you be paying the $6.3 million by check or cash?   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 16
    More: Followup, Canadian Forest Service, Wyoming, US Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, wildfires, Bureau of Land Management  
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2014-01-09 08:02:08 AM  
8 votes:
Why are they billing this old guy $6.3M when the amounts the services claim add up to $15,270,000?

Did the guy have a coupon or was there a fire sale going on?
2014-01-09 08:42:58 AM  
2 votes:

kwame: I have to come back to this because it's so incredibly dumb.


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2014-01-09 08:20:39 AM  
2 votes:

MrHappyRotter: I guess there's enough evidence that he couldn't really claim that he didn't start the fire, it was always burning since the world's been turning?


He did ignite it, but he tried to fight it.
2014-01-09 08:07:56 AM  
2 votes:
a 2012 forest fire that threatened the upscale Western town of Jackson.

They've been talkin' 'bout payment, ever since the fire went out.
2014-01-09 08:07:26 AM  
2 votes:
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Check is in the mail
2014-01-09 07:50:16 AM  
2 votes:
his homeowner's insurance company is reading that policy really carefully right now.
2014-01-09 07:41:23 AM  
2 votes:

hardinparamedic: xanadian: So, what would the forest service people and the fire fighters have been doing if the fire hadn't happened? Would they still have their jobs and being paid for it, but just not fighting the wildfire?  I think it's wrong that they're getting MY tax dollars *and* charging some old dude at the same time.  It's like being paid twice for doing one job.

Most wildland firefighters are actually volunteers/paid-on-incident that have passed the physical and wildland training which the National Forrest Service requires. (Which is no joke.)

They don't have thousands of men just setting around somewhere on payroll.


No?  Drat.  Guess I should re-write the script to that porno.

/ joke
// that's the other joke
2014-01-09 07:17:12 AM  
2 votes:
So, what would the forest service people and the fire fighters have been doing if the fire hadn't happened? Would they still have their jobs and being paid for it, but just not fighting the wildfire?  I think it's wrong that they're getting MY tax dollars *and* charging some old dude at the same time.  It's like being paid twice for doing one job.
2014-01-09 06:44:16 AM  
2 votes:
a 77-year-old Wyoming man to pay $6.3 million

Eh - just arrange a payment plan, he won't be paying that long...
2014-01-09 02:21:55 PM  
1 votes:
I love all the people using the "poor old man" defense. You people don't know any old men, do you?
2014-01-09 11:05:25 AM  
1 votes:

HighlanderRPI: I'm more interested to see what makes an 'Upscale' Western town? Are the saddles all gilded in silver and gold?


The toilets are indoors.
2014-01-09 08:56:07 AM  
1 votes:

Dragonflew: They also don't put out fires with their bare hands


REAL firemen would. . .
2014-01-09 08:54:02 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-01-09 08:23:10 AM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: If you don't actually intend or expect to collect on the bill, then don't farking send the bill in the first place.

The only intention at that point is to screw the guy who made a mistake. An *OLD* guy. Who might be a little age-related forgetful.

What is to stop an old guy like that with nothing more left to lose at that point from intentionally starting multiple fires because fark you for sending a $6 million dollar bill?


I would imagine there has to be some attempt to settle it.  That's the point.  And if you're a little age-forgetful, then you shouldn't be setting fires.  "Making a mistake" doesn't exonerate you from creating a massive amount of damage and putting thousands of lives at risk.  You don't get to say oopsie promise I won't do that again.

Who gives a f*ck if he gets mad about the bill and starts setting fires?  That's not a normal human response to something like this, and if he's predisposed to do that, well that knocks the legs out from under your poor old forgetful man defense, doesn't it?
2014-01-09 08:16:19 AM  
1 votes:
I guess there's enough evidence that he couldn't really claim that he didn't start the fire, it was always burning since the world's been turning?
2014-01-09 06:42:45 AM  
1 votes:
This is an outrage that a 77 year old man should get a 6.4 million dollar bill which he can't pay.

A complete outrage that, instead, he isn't in prison rotting the last few years of his life away. He can learn useful shankin' skills.
 
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