I am 100% with the rancher her. This is a disgrace and I hope the Forest
Service resolves this quickly and get this rancher the money they need to
rebuild. What a disgrace and embarrassment to the Forest Service.
It's sad how the government has a double-standard, holding its citizens
responsible for wildfire damage citizens cause and not holding the government
responsible for damage it causes. Definitely with the rancher on this one.
The government did not start the fire, people did. And people make mistakes and
bad decisions sometimes. People are not perfect. Might be something to keep in
mind.Unfortunate and sad that some lost their property in this
incident. I don't care for what I understand about the glacially slow
appeals process either. But life is not without risks. Blaming the government
doesn't help.I agree that the government should make
reparations and help repair damages, but I don't believe Forest Service
employees are necessarily bad people just because they tend to have accidents
from time to time.
Stupid. When you mess up it is a crime. When the government does, it is a
honest mistake. duh:)
@jcobabe"The government did not start the fire, people did. And
people make mistakes and bad decisions sometimes. People are not perfect. Might
be something to keep in mind."Your argument does not possess
much. A nice point, but tell that to this rancher. Tell him that THE PEOPLE
who dithered with his claim for NINE YEARS, and then DENIED IT were doing a good
job. Tell this rancher and the local residents the Forest
Service' OWN REVIEW came back admitting fault and negligence, yet
won't responsibility for this, is a sign of good work. Tell
anyone who owns any kind of property that they are making the Forest Service
employees to be "bad people" after they have had their property
destroyed which they spent years to build and now have to fight to rebuild. This rancher, his attorney, and the local residents there are right to
be upset. There are much bigger fish to fry than whether or not Forest Service
employees are "bad people."If you feel the Forest Service
has the right to abuse this rancher in this way, I truly and genuinely feel
sorry for you. No one deserves that sort of abuse.