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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Comment on a Rude Comment

At 2:04 PM, Anonymous said... GROWUP GET THIS HOT SPRING OPEN RICK YOU AN ASS HOLE THAT IS FLAT OUT BLASNK YOU NEED TO GROW AN ACT LIKE A MAN NOT A BABY THE HOT NEED TO BE OPEN AN THAT IS IT FUCK ALL THIS SHIT WITH THE FOOLIN AROUCND

So goes a comment posted in this blog relating a visit to the hot springs by the sheriff. Actually, I laughed when I read it . . . and then a little peeved off at the audacity of the poster's comments. Sort of a challenge, isn't it. Should I just ignore the person and comment . . . delete the comment . . . or take the bait and yell right back? I think the latter . . .

Must be easy to attack someone from behind the mask of an Anonymous post. Cowardly, it might be said. Are you afraid to give your name? Good move though because if I knew who you were I would make sure you never set foot on the hot springs property again. You . . . meaning the idiotic, spelling-impaired commentor . . . are the main reason these hot springs are NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC . . . and probably will NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR A LONG TIME! There, I can yell too.

Now, you're all intelligent and edumacated; tell me how we can get the hot springs open as you seem to imply it would be to do so. Simply throw open the gate and let anyone wander onto the land to do as they please? How f*cking naive can anyone be? You are the f*cking idiot who needs to grow up and be a man!!!!!!!

The facts are:
  • FACT: This is private property and the owner of this property is obligated legally under threat of contempt to destroy the hot spring pools and to close access by the public to the property.
  • FACT: Even if the owner gave the property to the public (and the Forest Service for free), the Forest Service would not take it because they know what problems hot springs produce . . . including clueless idiots like the commentator.
  • FACT: The owner has been navigating the masses of governmental red tape for three years now, spending thousands of dollars to bring this hot spring back to the public legally. I don't see idiots like this stupid, moronic commentator doing diddly-sh*t to help out in that process. There is no magic lamp to wish this to happen.
  • FACT: Hot Springs DO NOT BELONG TO THE PEOPLE, no matter how much you may wish they did. Get over it and grow up! The owner is under more legal and fiscal constraints than you have any idea. He is liable for the actions of idiots on his property unless he follows the process. You want and want and want . . . yet give nothing back.
So, rant over. The next time you feel compelled to open your mouth and spew vitrolic, take a deep breath and sit on a rock high in the mountains for a few days. You'll gain new perspective on life. Oh, and learn to use a spell-checker as well.

Rick (notice I signed my post?)

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:10 PM

    So the springs are closed to the public, is there any methodology, such that new friends could be acquainted with the owners and be invited to visit the springs?

    Posting anonymously, but realizing that such process,if it existed,wouldn't be.

    Regards

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  2. Hey,

    Well said Rick!

    The secret to using closed hot springs - Never ask to soak when you know the public is not invited to do the same.

    -Never expect to soak and leave without asking.

    -Volunteer repeatedly for all cleanups, work parties, meetings, and do some of the real hard work (like writing, and planning, and building relationships with the Forest Service).

    -No owner, nor steward of a closed hot spring, who has a real understanding of health codes, state laws, federal laws, county laws, and city laws will EVER say that you can soak. Not if they are smart.

    However, if you are smart, work hard and often, and never ask about soaking in a closed springs, maybe, just maybe, you'll find yourself on solo work detail, or guard duty one weekend. And at 4am, when no one is there, you can ease into that pool of blissfully warm water, stare at the stars and realize, that if you work harder, and keep your mouth shut about your presently illegal soak, it might all just happen again.

    The point is, if you cannot contribute to a hot springs future, and you cannot forgo a soak today so that all can soak years from now, the springs can and will be lost to all, and forever, at least in any real sense. (Think Ohanapecosh, or one of many others)

    Think for the long-term.

    Regards,

    Ron

    Ron at hotspringsassociation dot org

    P.S. Always sign your name to your posts.

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