Re: Warning: rant ahead, do not read if easily offended


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Posted by frombadtraverse on December 24, 2002 at 01:04:50:

In Reply to: Warning: rant ahead, do not read if easily offended posted by Bodie the Dog on December 23, 2002 at 12:18:27:

Yes Bodie:

You may email me at any time, as I will consider your views as valid.

Surprisingly, I agree with your rant, and it is justified. I fear we may disagree on some of the more minor points that you haven’t enumerated. And yes I have knowingly broken laws in my youth, but I am far too old to give up my remaining years in a prison cell. Plus, I am a bit claustrophobic hence my love for open spaces.

I never said ‘I never break the law’, I said rather that I never intentionally violate so minor a law as paying entrance fees. The same goes for parking meters. :)

If one is not paying entrance fees in protest, then there are better ways of protesting. Silently breaking a law just doesn’t get the point across.

I will state my views on Death Valley:

All roads that were in existence in 1990 should be left open.
All off-road activity should be stopped.
Mining claims should be frozen at existing operations, not expanded.
Germans shouldn’t be allowed to pose with guns in the NP. (Sorry, that’s my sick sense of humor)

It is so large an area and so few to patrol, that we should do our best to keep it pristine, for life is fleeting and we should leave a legacy.



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