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Tim Holding missing 3-Sep-2009 At 9:49:47 AM Bob Saki
On 2/09/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>On 2/09/2009 Bob Saki wrote:
>>If I was in the same situation I would fit the bill myself so regardless
>>of rank/title/wealth this applies.
>So if they said you owe them $375,590 you would be happy to pay it? <-
>that figure is a total guesstimate. Choppers, spy planes, 80 searchers
>- all adds up to a BIG bill IMHO. Emergency services are there for a reason
>- that's why we pay taxes. If we need to use them once in a blue moon then
>it works out ok. Imagine if you had to pay for the Police to come and investigate
>the murder of your wife, or the fireman to come and put out your burning
>house....? if you feel a bit guilty then just throw a nice (anonymous)
>donation to whoever you feel best needs it.

I was partly tongue in cheek as I know that the cost is beyond most and as a society we should try to assist our fellow man.

In all honesty though some of those rescued should be on call to assist in other rescues.
I firmly believe that to be equitable.

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