Sauk report/warning

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Kristin, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    ChadK may rest his case.

    Coastal -
    On another thread you identified yourself as a high school student. You've been a member of this forum for a month or two. You may not yet realize that the typical member of this forum is an adult (probably an average age twice yours and with a standard deviation that would reach 3 to 4 times your age). Most present themselves that way when they write.

    You can learn a lot from folks on this board if you listen. And not just about fishin' We make everyone welcome to participate (well, just about everyone, right Chris?). We look forward to learning from you, too, but when I read your posts, knowing your age, I'm reminded of a line from a song by an old singer/songwriter from before your time named Robert Zimmerman (aka Bob Dylan): "I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."

    Oh, and by the way, I lived in Wyoming for many years and still have lots of friends back there. People will expect you to act like an adult there, too.

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  2. CoastalCutt

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    Thank you Mr. Olmstead, I appreciate the friendly advice without the low blows. I have found your words to be kinder than most. While I do speak my mind, I admit I have said some things that have been generalized, and maybe some people have taken offense to that, sorry, I could conduct myself in a better manner if need be, but everything I say has just been my mind. I hate nothing more than to come acroos like a loud mouthed cocky teenager, which I realize I have a few times, because I hate nothing more than that stereotype in my peers. But at the same time I act a little more adult, I'd love to see some adults act that way too. I don't appreciate getting messages about how I "have much to learn about humanity" and how I'm "just plain ignorant." These don't help any cause, and just tick me off.
    Thanks
     
  3. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    I see you edited your first response. And I think you have a very valid point. :ray1:
     
  4. CoastalCutt

    CoastalCutt Member

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    Hey, I'm not on here to make enemies, but some things set me off, I'm sure anyone who had that kind of stuff thrown at them would have defended themselves in a like manner.
     
  5. Kristin

    Kristin New Member

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    I did not mean for this to create so much controversy, I simply wanted to put out the info. Crime happens in all tax brackets!! It's just disappointing that this is something we have to consider when setting out to find the perfect fishing hole!
     
  6. CoastalCutt

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    Yeah, didn't intend for an apology to you to create this. Hope that's the last break in you have to deal with.
     
  7. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    What really sucks is that they're breaking into vehicles even when the owners haven't left any valuables. I read of one truck being broken into and all they took was a jack. My friend's truck was broken into on the Skagit last year. They broke the window, rummaged around, and took nothing.
    Eventually, they're going to get caught in the act by the wrong person. Maybe some of them have and we just don't hear about it. Tweakers live a nomadic lifestyle, so disappearing for awhile wouldn't be out of character. And it's not like their tweaker associates are going to contact the police.
     
  8. Nathan M Daines

    Nathan M Daines Natives

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    They took my hat! What is a tweeker going to do with a fly fishing hat? It makes me wonder if these were tweekers or other fisherman...They took one of Kristins reel condoms..What is a tweeker going to do with a reel condom? there not going to get any money for these items...I guess I am more pissed off to think a fellow angler would steel from me when im fishing.I would be more o.k. to think it was some tweeker down on his luck.Any ways of it was a angler that is some bad river Karma.

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  9. HauntedByWaters

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    This wins the award for the weirdest string of words I have ever read. :)
     
  10. KerryS

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    I know a few holes on the river that could hold a body for some time. Just sayin'.

    This thread has some amazing insight into some of the (closed) minds that frequent the board.:rolleyes:
     
  11. HauntedByWaters

    HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    What and who are you referring to?
     
  12. Salmo_g

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    Kerry, my thoughts exactly. LE cannot protect us from river side car prowls. Somebody's gonna' get caught, shot, and buried in a loose gravel bar to be carried away at the next high water. If it's a tweaker, no problem as no one will miss them. But if it's some stupid high school kid whose parents are convinced their kid would do no wrong, . . . well that could be troublesome, even if the kid deserves it.

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  13. CoastalCutt

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    All right, I think we have all had enough criticism of people, and such. Lets just continue to talk about fly fishing, not who has a closed mind or what kind of people exist in communities.
     
  14. KerryS

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    You're right Sg. Somebody's gonna get hurt someday and I hope it isn't the stupid high school kid that had a few beers that day and was screwing around or the over zealous vehicle owner getting in over his head protecting a few bucks worth of stuff.

    I worry every time I put the boat in if some ahole is going to bust up my rig. I also wonder what I would do if I caught somebody in the act. Being several years past 50 and mostly a desk jockey now days, I am not to sure how well I would fare in a one on one with a wacked out tweaker let alone a scared shitless teenager.
     
  15. Richard Olmstead

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    Salmo_g, I expect better from you.

    The constitution was written to protect all of us. As you well know, a person who shoots and buries someone in a loose gravel bar is entitled to, and deserves, far harsher punishment than someone who breaks into your rig or mine. It's also fair to point out that, even if it some "tweaker," the LAW is not going to say they don't have time for the investigation and it is a whole lot more likely that the person meting out vigilante justice will be caught than will the person doing the breaking and entering. Furthermore, those 'tweakers' are often only a few months or years away from being someone's good kid who got mixed up with the wrong crowd and are likely to have parents or other family who are concerned about them. I suspect there are more than a few on this forum who would be there, but for the grace of God (or whoever happens to control their fate), or a friend, family member, etc. who reached out at a time of need.

    The discussion of vigilante justice on this forum is frightening. I suspect that for some of the folks who write about it, it's all in good fun, but as we occasionally are reminded, there are a substantial number of rather impressionable people (of all ages) on this forum who may take your comments seriously.

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