Re: About all of those supposed warnings and barriers


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Posted by Rob Nelson on August 20, 2004 at 16:30:46:

In Reply to: Re: About all of those supposed warnings and barriers posted by tomd on August 20, 2004 at 12:08:09:


I am sorry to say this, as I am usually pretty serene about such things, but your comments are, well, just plain narrow-minded and self-centered.

a) The possibility of sudden flash floods is not well-known to all in Death Valley.

b) My lack of good judgment? A Sunday drive going back to LA, taking roads that are open with no hazard warnings is lack of good judgement?

Your point about anything being a risk is right, but if the state knows about an extraordinary risk, then they are duty bound to do something about it.

I probably survived due to good judgement. I will not say, or let you say, as neither of us can know, that those people died of bad judgement.

But, there is a case to be made, which I am making, that, perhaps, if the State did a better job, those people might be alive today.

Forget about me, I am alive and safe. But, you don't know anything about why I made the decisions I made to end up where I was the other night, so you have no metric on my judgement, good or bad, therefore making your comments self-centered and beside the point.

Rob




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