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  •  Why is Mt. Haleakula closed? (0+ / 0-)

    I've driven to the top of it.  Did it in the car I rented.  Started out at 4am so I could see the stars before sunrise.

    Never saw a single person on the drive up.  Went all the way into the park without ever meeting a gov't worker.  Drove back down by myself also, after we were done at the top.  The only place I ever saw a park employee was inside the gift shop.  So don't open the gift shop, who cares?

    Same at the bottom of the mountain.  Hiked up to the waterfalls, didn't need a gov't employee to do it.  Swam in the pools, again without help from anyone.

    Parks are already open.  It costs money to keep them closed and keep people out.  So a gov't shutdown closing national parks is actually pure bullshit.  Let the people in and don't worry about it.

    •  People like you die in Hawaii all the time (3+ / 0-)
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      Usually from stupidity and doing the exact wrong things. Like you they think they are on a Disneyland ride.

      "It's too LATE to stop now!" - John Lee Hooker

      by Rolfyboy6 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 02:07:04 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, I saw the signs (0+ / 0-)

        "Danger, steep cliff"

        My wife and I were joking about it, that everytime some idiot fell off a cliff, the next day a park ranger hiked up and put up a new sign.

        So the new signs can go up after the gov't reopens.  The entire two mile hike uphill, there wasn't a single park ranger making sure people didn't die from being stupid.  Whether the gov't was open or closed that day made absolutely no difference.

        If I was going to fall off a cliff, I would have.  No one from the gov't was there to save me, so what are you talking about?

        •  Too bad (0+ / 0-)

          It would have improved the gene pool.

          "It's too LATE to stop now!" - John Lee Hooker

          by Rolfyboy6 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 02:12:49 PM PDT

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          •  Actually just the opposite (0+ / 0-)

            I know how to not fall off a cliff.  It's the idiots who need to be babysat, who would run straight off a cliff but are prevented from doing so, who go on to breed even dumber kids, who need even more babysitting and padding and bubble wrap.

            Your way leads to extinction.

            •  You really are a fool (0+ / 0-)

              You are exactly the type who gets into trouble and then screams for help.  Your whole ground of being is how magnificent your dick flashing is and how fucking superior you are and no no basis whatsoever.

              "It's too LATE to stop now!" - John Lee Hooker

              by Rolfyboy6 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 04:30:28 PM PDT

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