Hiker falls to his death from Yosemite's Half Dome

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    Heard today about all the cuts that will be taking place around the country in national parks. Less access and higher entrance fees. And now they have a reason to shut down half dome.
     
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    unless equipment or safety rails etc provided by the park failed, the man's death is not fault of their own. he accepted the dangers and risks involved. These tragic incident should not be spun or used to achieve any political or personal agenda
     
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    I agree... but you and I both know how the government works... if they want to shut something down, any reason will do, and they've been saying lots of things in national parks are going to get shut down. "Less access and higher entrances fees" was what I heard.

    Don't ask me why... I thought all those park permits and entrances fees kept the parks going.
     
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    For the same reason my local government always cuts library hours to "save money" just before they propose a new tax...
     
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    Funny how that works... we keep paying more but keep getting less. Look at the size of a can of tuna. It's considerably smaller. How about soap? I bought some Coast and now it's got dips molded into both sides so deep there's hardly anything to it. Less cereal in the box. I mean prices keep going up but we're getting less. Where in the hell is the extra money going for getting less than we did before?
     
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    It's called inflation and devaluation. The American Dollar is pretty much valueless. You're not really paying more (in terms of wealth or value), you're just handing them a greater number of bills The numbers look bigger only at a glance. It's like giving 2/3 of something versus 5/9 of something. Sure, you gave 5 of something (dollars) instead of four- but each was significantly more useless


    and yes, it took me a while to find two fractions that work because i really do suck at math >.<;;
     
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    What are we going to do when our dollar is finally worth nothing?
     
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    pay back china?
     
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    be sure and note this was a hiker using hand cables, not a climber. 50 k a year do it and only one death since 2007. i hate to see the state parks and national parks suffereing from deferred maintance.
     

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