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(Santa Rosa Press Democrat)   Kindasorta news: Dummies take inflatable raft down a swollen creek during a rain storm (sans life jackets) and get stuck in debris. Fark: Dumbass #1's quote: "It they're so upset about it, they shouldn't be rescuing people for a living. I pay taxes"   (pressdemocrat.com) divider line 144
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2014-02-10 05:44:08 PM  
Throw him back into the river and finish the Darwination.
 
2014-02-10 05:50:49 PM  
wel... he does have a point. but, yeah, he's a dumbass.
 
2014-02-10 05:58:16 PM  
Dude. You are 24 years old. Unless you invented a new type of pornography, there is no possible way you've paid into the system the amount that it just cost to rescue your dumb ass.
 
2014-02-10 06:05:31 PM  
send him the bill for the rescue, the aristocrats.
 
2014-02-10 06:18:15 PM  
He knows that we built it and he helped pay for it.
 
2014-02-10 07:11:05 PM  
Well, he's got a point...
Those folks are specifically paid to rescue people.

I don't biatch about doing my job.
 
2014-02-10 07:14:00 PM  

what_now: Dude. You are 24 years old. Unless you invented a new type of pornography, there is no possible way you've paid into the system the amount that it just cost to rescue your dumb ass.


And he may never live to pay it all back if he keeps acting like an entitled reckless dumbass.

First thing I thought when I saw the quote in the headline was "male, under 25, probably white".  First two confirmed, would still bet on the last.
 
2014-02-10 07:14:24 PM  

Honest Bender: Well, he's got a point...
Those folks are specifically paid to rescue people.

I don't biatch about doing my job.


Does your job involve risking your life because some dumbsh*t did something worthy of being a dumbsh*t?
 
2014-02-10 07:14:44 PM  
"It they're so upset about it, they shouldn't be rescuing people for a living," Bowman said. "I pay taxes."

Yes, you do, and so do THEY you ignorant slack-jawed knuckle - dragging mouth breather. They risked their lives to save you and your lover, and you pop off with that bullshiat? They have chosen to be part of the solution to human stupidity, at their own risk, and you hate on them? Wow. If i had been the fire chief there i would have tossed your ignorant ass right back in the river.
 
2014-02-10 07:16:48 PM  
He's completely right. Throw him back because you didn't have a smile on your face.
 
2014-02-10 07:19:42 PM  
Sure, they're paid to rescue people, but folks who go out of their way to put themselves in danger deserve whatever bad feelings they get from their rescuers.

You're putting them at risk too, dipshiats!
 
2014-02-10 07:20:23 PM  
I'm sure glad *I* never did anything stupid when I was young.

/never talk to reporters.
//unless you are imitating the sound that a tornado makes.
///cause that is awesome.
 
2014-02-10 07:21:13 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: "It they're so upset about it, they shouldn't be rescuing people for a living," Bowman said. "I pay taxes."

Yes, you do, and so do THEY you ignorant slack-jawed knuckle - dragging mouth breather. They risked their lives to save you and your lover, and you pop off with that bullshiat? They have chosen to be part of the solution to human stupidity, at their own risk, and you hate on them? Wow. If i had been the fire chief there i would have tossed your ignorant ass right back in the river.


Better if he were given a swift kick in the nuts before being tossed back in.
 
2014-02-10 07:21:21 PM  
Someone is about to get internet raped and deservedly so.
 
2014-02-10 07:21:28 PM  
cascadeclimbers.com
I think the real question you're all forgetting is, Did he have a purty mouth?
 
2014-02-10 07:21:32 PM  

fusillade762: Throw him back into the river and finish the Darwination.


THIS....so farking THIS!
 
2014-02-10 07:21:38 PM  
Wish we had that much rain...
 
2014-02-10 07:23:12 PM  
So privatize rescuing?
 
2014-02-10 07:24:55 PM  
A few years ago I was part of a search team for a couple in their mid 50s that got lost while on a group hike, seems they wandered off on their own and got turned around. When they were found they were less than a quarter mile from a service road so the team that found em gave em water and started to escort them out when they announced that they were tired and demanded a rescue helo come pick em up, since they weren't injured or in distress the copter ride was refused. They pitched a hissy fit about being "forced" to walk to where a ranger truck could pick them up even trying to get their congressman involved, I was a volunteer so I was not able to find out how it ended but I cant see them getting very far.


/helos cost a lot to operate and even a routine mission can be very hazardous to the crews of both the helo and ground team.
 
2014-02-10 07:25:16 PM  
It's actually dangerous work, youngster. Think of them as human life preservers, ideally you don't need them but it's good to have them around you, and it's probably a good idea not to put your dumb ass into a situation where either was needed.

If you want to complain, next time they could let the phone ring for an hour and then send the coroner.

I really hope someone sends him a bill so he can give a local judge a piece of his mind.
 
2014-02-10 07:25:27 PM  
Right on bud. I get crap from my garbage collectors almost every week for my smattering of post-modern waste sculptures. Pick it up jerks, I pay taxes.
 
2014-02-10 07:26:24 PM  
I just want to say the word "flotsam".  Flotsam.  It sounds like a quaint Dorset village.  Flotsam.
 
2014-02-10 07:26:56 PM  
Paging hardinparamedic to thread 8137180...
 
2014-02-10 07:27:41 PM  

humanshrapnel: Honest Bender: Well, he's got a point...
Those folks are specifically paid to rescue people.

I don't biatch about doing my job.

Does your job involve risking your life because some dumbsh*t did something worthy of being a dumbsh*t?


Did the rescuers get into the rescuing business thinking they would never have to rescue idiots who put themselves in dangerous situations?
 
2014-02-10 07:28:13 PM  

Honest Bender: Well, he's got a point...
Those folks are specifically paid to rescue people.

I don't biatch about doing my job.


Two guys get bored and toss lit matches at oily rags in their garage. House catches on fire. Fire department comes and saves them, puts out fire.

Fire chief says, "They put themselves at risk and they put the rescuers at risk. It was totally unnecessary and entirely preventable."

Guys say, "If they're so upset about it, they shouldn't be fighting fires for a living. I pay taxes."

See how stupid that is? I'm sure rescue personnel are more than happy to save people that need saving through no fault of their own. Saving dumbasses like these? Not quite.
 
2014-02-10 07:30:32 PM  

what_now: Dude. You are 24 years old. Unless you invented a new type of pornography, there is no possible way you've paid into the system the amount that it just cost to rescue your dumb ass.


That was an absolutely stellar phrase I will steal.
 
2014-02-10 07:32:01 PM  

FDR Jones: humanshrapnel: Honest Bender: Well, he's got a point...
Those folks are specifically paid to rescue people.

I don't biatch about doing my job.

Does your job involve risking your life because some dumbsh*t did something worthy of being a dumbsh*t?

Did the rescuers get into the rescuing business thinking they would never have to rescue idiots who put themselves in dangerous situations?


They don't have to like it. If I'm ever dumb enough to put myself in that kind of situation, I won't care if the people saving me scowl as they call me an asshole, as long as they rescue me. Not every rescue has to come with a smiley face and sunny disposition.
 
2014-02-10 07:34:51 PM  
The comments on that news site are pretty good.  Once lady crying about how the "boys will be boys" but everyone else seems to think that creek should have been "catch and release"
 
2014-02-10 07:35:39 PM  
Shiat like this is why my dad no longer volunteers for S&R. The stories of the dumbasses they had to go rescue in the middle of winter were mind boggling. Hey, how about let's not go hiking in the MIDDLE OF THE EFFING FORREST IN THE MIDDLE OF EFFING WINTER wearing nothing heavier than a windbreaker and only carrying a little bottle of water, and then be shocked when you get lost and nearly freeze to death before anyone finds you?
 
2014-02-10 07:36:28 PM  

FDR Jones: humanshrapnel: Honest Bender: Well, he's got a point...
Those folks are specifically paid to rescue people.

I don't biatch about doing my job.

Does your job involve risking your life because some dumbsh*t did something worthy of being a dumbsh*t?

Did the rescuers get into the rescuing business thinking they would never have to rescue idiots who put themselves in dangerous situations?


Are they not allowed to roll their eyes at the absolute dumbasses they encounter simply because they chose this line of work
 
2014-02-10 07:37:53 PM  

snuffy: send him the bill for the rescue, the aristocrats.


some states actually do that now, guess that state doesn't.
 
2014-02-10 07:41:13 PM  

Honest Bender: Well, he's got a point...
Those folks are specifically paid to rescue people.

I don't biatch about doing my job.



The kid comes across as a self entitled twat.  The firefighters probably were upset because of that, not because they had to do their job.  We have this same problem with our volunteers in Search and Rescue.  People come to BC and think  "hey, we'll go off trail" or "I'm a good skiier I'll be fine going past the ropes".  The twatwaffles then feel offended when we ask them to reimburse.  I'ts not just the danger SAR  encounters.  They take away from their jobs, there is continuous training, cost of training the dogs (yes it is freaking expensive), the cost of gear, licensing, vehicles, gas, helicopters etc. depending on the situation.  This is all covered by taxes and fundraisers.   In some cases people have even tried to sue because they weren't there soon enough.

Like fire fighters, these guys and gals don't get paid nearly enough to put their lives on the line for honest accidents.  To get snotted out by someone who did a farking stupid thing is adding insult to injury.
 
2014-02-10 07:41:51 PM  
This is another great example for when I make my pitch to legalize murder.
 
2014-02-10 07:43:21 PM  

Urinal Cake Mix: Shiat like this is why my dad no longer volunteers for S&R. The stories of the dumbasses they had to go rescue in the middle of winter were mind boggling. Hey, how about let's not go hiking in the MIDDLE OF THE EFFING FORREST IN THE MIDDLE OF EFFING WINTER wearing nothing heavier than a windbreaker and only carrying a little bottle of water, and then be shocked when you get lost and nearly freeze to death before anyone finds you?


Every ski season we have a pool as to which nationality and age group will need rescuing first.
 
2014-02-10 07:47:52 PM  
Well I dont go rafting unless I have Ned Beatty with me.
 
2014-02-10 07:49:28 PM  
If rescuers stopped helping stupid people, they'd be out of a job.  Why do you think most cops are against legalization of drugs?
 
2014-02-10 07:50:43 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: FDR Jones: humanshrapnel: Honest Bender: Well, he's got a point...
Those folks are specifically paid to rescue people.

I don't biatch about doing my job.

Does your job involve risking your life because some dumbsh*t did something worthy of being a dumbsh*t?

Did the rescuers get into the rescuing business thinking they would never have to rescue idiots who put themselves in dangerous situations?

Are they not allowed to roll their eyes at the absolute dumbasses they encounter simply because they chose this line of work


No, that's totally allowed... back at the station. They shouldn't convey that publicly to a reporter. If I eye-rolled a client and it got back to them, I would possibly be in deep shiat.
 
2014-02-10 07:50:45 PM  

Honest Bender: Well, he's got a point...
Those folks are specifically paid to rescue people.

I don't biatch about doing my job.


and because of that soon you'll be on fries, and then the grill.

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2014-02-10 07:52:26 PM  

heel turn: Right on bud. I get crap from my garbage collectors almost every week for my smattering of post-modern waste sculptures. Pick it up jerks, I pay taxes.


You should run or Sanitation Commissioner
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-10 07:52:27 PM  
  I guess there is something to be said for being content to sit in front of the computer/television all day and not leave the house.
 
2014-02-10 07:53:28 PM  

what_now: Dude. You are 24 years old. Unless you invented a new type of pornography, there is no possible way you've paid into the system the amount that it just cost to rescue your dumb ass.


Some people pay taxes, other people cost taxes (especially when the cost of jail is figured in).
 
2014-02-10 07:54:06 PM  

FlashHarry: wel... he does have a point.


Not really.
 
2014-02-10 07:54:44 PM  
More states should do like colorado. We have a S&R fee tacked on to any fishing/hunting license. If you dont have one of the licenses you can and will get billed for the rescue.
 
2014-02-10 07:54:46 PM  
There is a very high death rate for the rescuers in swift water rescues.  Typically the deaths are among well meaning people who go in after victims. But even among professionals it is high risk. Nothing like putting your own ass on the line for a couple of dip shiats who think it is just your job.
I am in Search and Rescue now, our unit does not do swift water rescue because of the risks to our people and the difficulty to train to a high enough standard to take the risks.
 
2014-02-10 07:56:33 PM  
From the comments

Mr. Bowman I looked your name up in the Sonoma County tax register and I couldn't find any record of you owning a home or property, so when you say that you pay taxes I'm wondering what you are referring to. Regardless, if you do or don't "pay taxes" a callous statement like "If they're so upset about it, they shouldn't be rescuing people for a living" tells me that you know nothing of rescuers and what they put on the line every day. Each trained rescuer is selfless and does their job hoping that they will go home, to their own family, after each shift. Next time that you and your friend try a bone head stunt, like this, I hope that you will remember that others are risking their lives for your thrill seeking. When someone risks their life for you, it might be humbling to make you life worth saving...just a thought about gratitude.

His dumbass uniformed comment invites an almost as ignorant comment in rebuttal. I hate when this type of stuff happens.
 
2014-02-10 07:57:54 PM  

Pribar: A few years ago I was part of a search team for a couple in their mid 50s that got lost while on a group hike, seems they wandered off on their own and got turned around. When they were found they were less than a quarter mile from a service road so the team that found em gave em water and started to escort them out when they announced that they were tired and demanded a rescue helo come pick em up, since they weren't injured or in distress the copter ride was refused. They pitched a hissy fit about being "forced" to walk to where a ranger truck could pick them up even trying to get their congressman involved, I was a volunteer so I was not able to find out how it ended but I cant see them getting very far.


/helos cost a lot to operate and even a routine mission can be very hazardous to the crews of both the helo and ground team.


B...b...b..but free helicopter ride


Yeah had a patiennt need to get to closest hosptal quick, insisted on going to one almost 2 hours away. Saying anything to get them to go I metioned a helo...and the cost. After wasting waaaaay too much time, chopper came, got the patient loaded...and they ended up going to the hospital I'd have taken them to for free because there were thunderstorms in the way........
 
2014-02-10 08:03:31 PM  

Private_Citizen: what_now: Dude. You are 24 years old. Unless you invented a new type of pornography, there is no possible way you've paid into the system the amount that it just cost to rescue your dumb ass.

Some people pay taxes, other people cost taxes (especially when the cost of jail is figured in).



Cue the red ones:

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2014-02-10 08:04:10 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Bit'O'Gristle: "It they're so upset about it, they shouldn't be rescuing people for a living," Bowman said. "I pay taxes."

Yes, you do, and so do THEY you ignorant slack-jawed knuckle - dragging mouth breather. They risked their lives to save you and your lover, and you pop off with that bullshiat? They have chosen to be part of the solution to human stupidity, at their own risk, and you hate on them? Wow. If i had been the fire chief there i would have tossed your ignorant ass right back in the river.

Better if he were given a swift kick in the nuts before being tossed back in.


Frankly, anyone rescued on any type of water craft who isn't wearing a PFD should receive a nut punch once they are safe. This guy should get one every week for a year.
 
2014-02-10 08:05:10 PM  
Even though this has absolutely nothing to do with search & rescue, the whole "Ima taxpayer" thing always gets my goat.

I used to hear that crap all the time when I worked for Parks & Rec anytime someone didn't like a decision I made.

When I ran adult softball, we had games two nights a week. On those days, fields were prepped early in the afternoon and 'closed' until game time. From time to time, I would find people playing on the infield and I would tell them nicely that I had games scheduled that night and if the players showed up and their fields were messed up, they would be upset. I also told them that if they moved to the outfield, no one would mind if they stuck around.

One fellow decided to pull the taxpayer card on me. I told him kindly "well sir, I have about 100 guys that are going to play on this field this evening that are also taxpayers. Plus, they also paid registration fees to play in the league." He then threatened to call my boss, the council, etc. I gave him the numbers and wished him well and told him that the park rangers would be by in a few minutes.
 
2014-02-10 08:06:30 PM  
If ever these dummies need rescuing again, I believe I would forego my pay for that day... to save those taxpayers some cash. I'm sure they'd thank me as their lungs fill with water.
 
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