I'm not worried about the tourists...

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Posted by hank jr on July 16, 2002 at 01:41:55:

In Reply to: Marshmellows and Hot Dogs posted by LeRoy Johnson on July 15, 2002 at 14:12:11:

I'm worried about the govt employees! The tourists only vice is their willingness to feed coyotes. Recently, the government has been cause to much destroyed land by fire.
LeRoy, you mention the Eagle Borax fire. If I am not mistaken the park service mishandled it causing it to ruin mesquite trees. It was not started by campers, but rather our "pros" employed by the Park Service.
Then we have the huge Colorado fire by a ranger who was burning a letter from the ex-husband, only he never wrote one. Campers were not allowed to have fires and she was SUPPOSED to be enforcing. Do you think she wanted to put a fire out and become a new hero?
Then the fire in Arizona, which almost burned down the entire town of Show Low, started by a guy that wanted to get paid for fighting fires by the gov. What better way to get a check from our taxes, commit arson!
Then, their is much controversy over the government handling of the large Yellowstone fire and the decision to allow it to burn.
Don't forget about the 35,000 acre fire near Tahoe a summer ago which started AFTER it was already put out. The firemen could not stay to watch because they had a planned barbecue (that's way ore important, huh)

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